[Beowulf] HPC and SAN

Leif Nixon nixon at nsc.liu.se
Wed Dec 29 01:11:41 PST 2004

Guy Coates <gmpc at sanger.ac.uk> writes:

> The only time SAN attached storage helps is in the case of storage node
> failures, as you have redundant paths between storage nodes and disks.

And the added complexity of a fail-over mechanism might well lower
your total MTBF.

Leif Nixon                                    Systems expert
National Supercomputer Centre           Linkoping University

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