[Beowulf] Parallel file systems

Rob Latham robl at mcs.anl.gov
Fri Jan 22 07:47:00 PST 2010

On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 05:56:53PM -0600, Sabuj Pattanayek wrote:
> Gluster is the easiest clustered FS to setup vs OCFS2, GFS/GFS2,
> Lustre, and XSan/Storenext.

I haven't set up any gluster systems, but a point of pride for the
PVFS project is our ease of deployment.  I'd be interested to hear
ways that gluster is even easier to deploy than PVFS

> Otherwise, performance is great using infiniband especially to the
> stripes. Are there other clustered FS out there that use infi, maybe
> lustre? There's also heavy development on the codebase so it's
> continually evolving and improving.

PVFS has had infiniband support for quite some time.


Rob Latham
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Lab, IL USA

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