[Beowulf] Building new cluster - estimate
robl at mcs.anl.gov
Fri Aug 8 07:41:38 PDT 2008
On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 09:41:35AM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Matt Lawrence <matt at technoronin.com> writes:
> > Could be. Given the long and sordid history of NFS, I prefer to not
> > use it whenever there are practical alternatives.
> NFS is a fine protocol and works very well. However, traditionally the
> Linux implementation of NFS has been of less than perfect quality. You
> shouldn't confuse NFS with NFS on Linux.
It is exceedingly difficult to perform correct parallel I/O on NFS,
let alone achieve high performance. NFSv4 promises to make this
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