[Beowulf] Building new cluster - estimate

Matt Lawrence matt at technoronin.com
Mon Aug 4 17:35:47 PDT 2008

On Mon, 4 Aug 2008, Joe Landman wrote:

> I haven't seen or heard anyone claim xfs 'routinely locks up their system'. 
> I won't comment on your friends "sharpness".  I will point out that several 
> very large data stores/large cluster sites use xfs.  By definition, no large 
> data store can be built with ext3 (16 TB limit with patches, 8 TB in 
> practice), so if your sharp friend is advising you to do this ...

He currently works for a phone company, so the amount of data is quite 
large, but the usage pattern is probably quite different.  As far as skill 
level, I would rate him much higher than any of the folks I work with as 
far as being a sysadmin.

So, any good info on kernel configuration when I go to build a new rpm? 
There are a huge number of options and you have obviously gone through 
them much more recently than I have.

-- Matt
It's not what I know that counts.
It's what I can remember in time to use.

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