[Beowulf] BeeGFS usage question

Jeffrey Layton laytonjb at gmail.com
Sun Jul 2 11:36:56 PDT 2017


I've used BeeGFS on AWS before. I was mostly testing the installation
procedure and the performance. It's not really persistent storage since I
would bring up a cluster, run some tests, and then tear down the cluster. I
think the longest I had a cluster running was about 1-2 weeks (I was
running tests the whole time).

The performance was very good and it was easy to install. I used the rpm's
to install on CentOS 7 (storage and clients). I used xfs underneath since I
didn't want to try putting ZFS on the servers at the time (I was interested
in performance testing so I wanted to keep it simple).

Hope this helps.



On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:39 PM, Christopher Samuel <samuel at unimelb.edu.au>

> Hi all,
> A few folks were chatting about HPC distributed filesystems over on the
> Australian HPC sysadmin Slack and the question arose about whether
> anyone is using BeeGFS for non-scratch (persistent) storage.
> So, is anyone doing that?
> Also, is anyone doing that with CephFS too?
> All the best,
> Chris
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>  Melbourne Bioinformatics - The University of Melbourne
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