[Beowulf] large scratch space on cluster
atchley at myri.com
Tue Sep 29 10:13:37 PDT 2009
On Sep 29, 2009, at 10:09 AM, Jörg Saßmannshausen wrote:
> However, I was wondering whether it does make any sense to somehow
> that scratch space to other nodes (4 cores only). So, the idea
> behind that
> is, if I need a vast amount of scratch space, I could use the one in
> the 8
> core node (the one I mentioned above). I could do that with nfs but
> I got the
> feeling it will be too slow. Also, I only got GB ethernet at hand,
> so I
> cannot use some other networks here. Is there a good way of doing
> that? Some
> words like i-scsi and cluster-FS come to mind but to be honest, up
> to now I
> never really worked with them.
> Any ideas?
> All the best
I am under the impression that NFS can saturate a gigabit link.
If for some reason that it cannot, you might want to try PVFS2 (http://www.pvfs.org
) over Open-MX (http://www.open-mx.org).
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