[Beowulf] Distributed FS (Was: copying big files)

Carsten Aulbert carsten.aulbert at aei.mpg.de
Wed Aug 13 22:23:10 PDT 2008


Hi all

Bernard Li wrote:
> I'd like to add a comment -- is the reason why this "issue" hasn't
> been brought up as frequently as I think it should be mainly because a
> lot of folks use distributed FS that eliminates the need to do one to
> many file transfers?
>
Speaking of this, what do people use when they have say ~ 200 nodes with
 an extra 1 TB drive in it. I know of glusterFS but very few others who
will be able to utilize this in a somewhat efficient matter. Are the
good/better alternatives out there?

Extending your storage that way is just darn cheap.

Cheers

Carsten
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