[Beowulf] distributed file storage solution?

Michael Huntingdon hunting at ix.netcom.com
Mon Dec 11 22:32:09 PST 2006

I just sat in on a presentation where both streaming and meta-data 
were discussed. Meta-data is the silver bullet in a Luster 
environment. The conversation turned to setting up NFS for home/user, 
with the nearly all other data on SFS with enough OSS and MDS servers 
to provide both the throughput and failover needed.


At 07:57 PM 12/11/2006, Brian D. Ropers-Huilman wrote:
>On 12/11/06, Craig Tierney <ctierney at hypermall.net> wrote:
>>Lustre supports redundant meta-data servers (MDS) and failover for the
>>object-storage servers (OSS).  However, "high-performing" is relative.
>>Great at streaming data, not at meta-data.
>Which is really the bane of all cluster file systems, isn't it? Meta
>data accesses kill performance.
>Brian D. Ropers-Huilman
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