[Beowulf] Suggestions to what DFS to use

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Tue Feb 14 17:04:48 PST 2017

On 14/02/17 18:31, John Hanks wrote:
> 1. (~500 TB) DDN SFA12K running gridscaler (GPFS) but without GPFS
> clients on nodes, this is presented to the cluster through cNFS.
> Depending on your benchmark, 1, 2 or 3 may be faster. GPFS falls over
> wheezing under load.

I suspect that's more a limitation of NFS than GPFS though in your set
up.  We've got DDN SFA10K's with GPFS all the way down and that works
really well for us (so far).

All the best,
 Christopher Samuel        Senior Systems Administrator
 VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
 Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
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