[Beowulf] distributed file storage solution?

Craig Tierney ctierney at hypermall.net
Tue Dec 12 06:48:30 PST 2006

Michael Huntingdon wrote:
> 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.

I think this is how I would design most systems, whether Lustre is
the high-performance filesystem or not.


> regards
> michael
> 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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