[Beowulf] fast disks for fluent

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Mon Feb 25 00:36:27 PST 2008

----- "andrew holway" <andrew at moonet.co.uk> wrote:

> We were thinking of using tempfs to make fast scratch disks for
> fluent. Has anyone done this or any other method to ease the disk
> bottleneck.

We run with /tmp on a software RAID using either JFS (across
2 drives on our older SLES9 Power5 cluster) or XFS (across
4 drives on our newer CentOS 5 AMD Opteron cluster).

We're running mainline kernels under CentOS.

Christopher Samuel - (03) 9925 4751 - Systems Manager
 The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
 P.O. Box 201, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia
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