[Beowulf] GPFS on Linux (x86)

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Wed Sep 13 20:01:33 PDT 2006

> required that you buy their storage.  Also the licensing of
> GPFS was based on the quantity of storage, which I didn't like.

HP's version of Lustre (SFS) is also capacity-licensed
(and I agree, it's a customer-hostile policy.)

> I really don't seem many people discussing the good and bad things
> about the current crop of distributed/shared filesystems.  Do
> they sign a contract saying they can disclose any information about
> their operation?

well, if you spend significant money on a commercial product,
and are using/depending on it, it's not attractive to embarass
the vendor in public.

> Ibrix
> Isilon
> Terrascale
> Netapp
> (Did I forget some).

Lustre/SFS and Redhat GFS, certainly.

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