[Beowulf] recommendations for a good ethernet switch for connecting ~300 compute nodes

Skylar Thompson skylar at cs.earlham.edu
Thu Sep 3 16:25:36 PDT 2009

Rahul Nabar wrote:
> What exactly do you mean by a "parallel" file system? Something like
> GPFS? That's IBM proprietory though isn't it? On the other hand NFS
> seems pretty archaic. I've seen quite a few installations use Lustre.
> I am planning to play with that. Something in the OpenSource world to
> keep costs down.

GPFS actually supports exporting the filesystem using clustered NFS. You
have to run your clients over NFSv4, though.

-- Skylar Thompson (skylar at cs.earlham.edu)
-- http://www.cs.earlham.edu/~skylar/

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