[Beowulf] Poor man's SANS - THANK YOU!!!!!!

michael young mhyoung at valdosta.edu
Tue Feb 15 06:56:03 PST 2005

Thank you so much to everyone who replyed.
All the info ya'll previded should keep me busy
for some time.  :)
again, thank you all very much.


Rob Ross wrote:

>PVFS2 (http://www.pvfs.org/pvfs2) is my favorite option for this :).  My
>group at ANL along with Clemson University and Ohio Supercomputer Center
>and others are developing this.  It's entirely open source and open
>development, and is in production use at ANL, OSC, and the University of 
>Utah CHPC, among other places.
>GFS (http://www.redhat.com/software/rha/gfs/) is another; I believe that
>RPMs are available for it now through one source or another.  This used to 
>be Sistina's product, who was subsequently bought by RedHat.  I'm sure 
>this is used in production in many business environments, and we use it at 
>ANL also.  Can someone provide a URL for this one?
>Lustre (www.lustre.org) is another option.  This one is heavily funded by
>the DOE ASC laboratories and is in use on some very large parallel
>machines.  But unless you have a relationship with CFS you can only get a
>crippled version of the source, so it's probably not a good option for
>average joe.  If they change their policy on releasing source code, this 
>would be worth reconsidering.
>Rob Ross, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Lab
>On Mon, 14 Feb 2005, michael young wrote:
>>Can I use beowulf or some other Linux cluster or HA Linux solution
>>to pool harddrive space together from differrent computers to make a
>>kinda "poor man's SANS"?
>>thank you

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