[Beowulf] 10G and rsync

Michael Di Domenico mdidomenico4 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 2 08:48:07 PST 2020

i'll check it, but keep in mind.  i'm not copying files between two
servers, but rather between two directories on the same server.

ideally if rsync is still using ssh under the covers in my scenario,
i'm hopeful hpn-ssh might alleviate the bottleneck condition.  if it's
not i'm back to square one.

On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 11:42 AM Alex Chekholko <alex at calicolabs.com> wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> I would recommend trying 'bbcp' before 'hpn-ssh' as the latter will really only benefit you for high-latency links, e.g. across country.
> Put the bbcp binary on both sides and try it out.  If you don't have a way to install bbcp into a system $PATH, you can specify the absolute path to the binary.  Random link with examples here:
> https://www.nics.tennessee.edu/computing-resources/data-transfer/bbcp
> Regards,
> Alex
> On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 8:32 AM Michael Di Domenico <mdidomenico4 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> just to further the discussion and for everyone's education i found
>> this whitepaper, which seems to confirm what i see
>> https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/network/sb/fedexcasestudyfinal.pdf
>> maybe hpn-ssh is something i can work into my process
>> On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 10:26 AM Michael Di Domenico
>> <mdidomenico4 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > does anyone know or has anyone gotten rsync to push wire speed
>> > transfers of big files over 10G links?  i'm trying to sync a directory
>> > with several large files.  the data is coming from local disk to a
>> > lustre filesystem.  i'm not using ssh in this case.  i have 10G
>> > ethernet between both machines.   both end points have more then
>> > enough spindles to handle 900MB/sec.
>> >
>> > i'm using 'rsync -rav --progress --stats -x --inplace
>> > --compress-level=0 /dir1/ /dir2/' but each file (which is 100's of
>> > GB's) is getting choked at 100MB/sec
>> >
>> > running iperf and dd between the client and the lustre hits 900MB/sec,
>> > so i fully believe this is an rsync limitation.
>> >
>> > googling around hasn't lent any solid advice, most of the articles are
>> > people that don't check the network first...
>> >
>> > with the prevalence of 10G these days, i'm surprised this hasn't come
>> > up before, or my google-fu really stinks.  which doesn't bode well
>> > given its the first work day of 2020 :(
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