[Beowulf] Distributed FS (Was: copying big files)

Robert Latham robl at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Aug 14 05:55:05 PDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 07:23:10AM +0200, Carsten Aulbert wrote:
> Speaking of this, what do people use when they have say ~ 200 nodes
> with an extra 1 TB drive in it. I know of glusterFS but very few
> others who will be able to utilize this in a somewhat efficient
> matter. Are the good/better alternatives out there?
> Extending your storage that way is just darn cheap.

Take a look at PVFS (www.pvfs.org).  Disclaimer: I work on PVFS, but
seriously, PVFS has been used this way for a decade.


Rob Latham
Mathematics and Computer Science Division    A215 0178 EA2D B059 8CDF
Argonne National Lab, IL USA                 B29D F333 664A 4280 315B

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