[Beowulf] how fast can NFS run?
ctierney at hypermall.net
Wed Feb 1 07:46:00 PST 2006
Craig Tierney wrote:
> Peter Kjellstrom wrote:
>> On Wednesday 01 February 2006 05:13, Bruce Allen wrote:
>>> I'd like to know the fastest that anyone has seen an NFS server run,
>>> either a 10Gb/s ethernet link or a handful of link aggregated
>>> (channel-bonded) Gb/s ethernet lines.
>>> This would be with a small number of clients making large file
>>> reads from the same NFS host/server. Please assume that the NFS server
>>> has 'infinitely fast' disks.
>> First, don't hijack threads, can't you guys have any mercy on us with
>> thread capable e-mail clients? ;-)
>> I do think that you could get NFS up over the 100 MiB/sec mark, but I
>> also think it would be alot easier with lustre (www.lustre.org) since
>> then you could use a few GigE connected servers and not depend on
>> extreme speed and tuning on one single server...
> Lustre would not be easier. NFS is supported on virtually all
> operating systems. Also, it has been around a lot longer and is more
> stable. And if you want to do
> something more than read and write large sequential files, you better
> stick with NFS (or look at
> other less mature distributed filesystems). Lustre (and most HPC
Sorry to follow up my own post. I meant to say that there are other options
on the market that would provide better data performance than Lustre. They
are less mature filesystems than NFS. I didn't mean to imply that Lustre
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