[Beowulf] Considering BeeGFS for parallel file system

Will Dennis wdennis at nec-labs.com
Mon Mar 18 10:26:11 PDT 2019

I would not be just switching filesystems, I’d be building out a new storage cluster on new hardware... A single ZFS-based NFS server has been good up until recently, but now is running out of steam in both space and I/O performance... It’s time to do the next thing, trying to decide what that will be now :)

On Monday, March 18, 2019 1:19 PM, Alex Chekholko said:

>(resending to list)
>Hey Will,
>I have heard good things about BeeGFS but have not yet met anyone using it.
>Try it out and let us know! :)
>Since you are using ZFS now, why do you want to switch?
>Do you want HA? You can do two-server active/passive ZFS HA with e.g. https://github.com/ewwhite/zfs-ha/wiki .
>Do you want to scale out to many servers? It may be fine to just add a pile of JBODs to one system...
>If you want higher performance, I don't think you will get higher performance from the same hardware just by switching filesystems.
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