Ivan Oleynik oleynik at
Mon Jun 17 16:05:58 PDT 2002

Hi Thomas,

Yes, I meant PVFS: the parallel virtual file system. Sorry for
misspelling. Most of my knowledge of beowulf acronyms came from recent
telephone conversations with salespeople and beowulf engineers.

But what are your interesting findings? What did you compare and which
system is better in terms of ease of use and maintenance, reliability and



On Mon, 17 Jun 2002, Thomas Davis wrote:

> Ivan Oleynik wrote:
> > 
> > Has someone had an experience with IBM's GPFS (General Parallel File
> > System)? What are its advantages as compared to PBFS.
> > 
> We use GPFS here..  We've compared a few aspects of it to GPFS on a SP,
> and it's interesting.
> Now, what is PBFS?  
> thomas

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