[Beowulf] PetaBytes on a budget, take 2

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Thu Jul 21 11:29:56 PDT 2011

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 12:28:00PM -0400, Ellis H. Wilson III wrote:

>  For traditional Beowulfers, spending a year or two developing custom
> software just to manage big data is likely not worth it.

There are many open-souce packages for big data, HDFS being one
file-oriented example in the Hadoop family. While they generally don't
have the features you'd want for running with HPC programs, they do
have sufficient features to do things like backups.

-- greg

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