[Beowulf] SSD caching for parallel filesystems

Prentice Bisbal prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu
Wed Feb 6 14:34:55 PST 2013

On 02/06/2013 05:07 PM, Sabuj Pattanayek wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Brock Palen<brockp at umich.edu>  wrote:
>> I have been thinking about this.  DDN's SFX looks like it might be able to do this at the block level.  I am trying to get them to think that they should do this.
> Yes, supposedly it'll just be a firmware upgrade and addition of SSD's
> into their storage units. Then Gridscalar (gpfs) or exascalar (lustre)
> will be able to take advantage of it without knowing anything about
> it.

So then these SSDs would reside on the DDN appliance? I was thinking of 
client-side caching.


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