[Beowulf] hadoop

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 06:01:57 PST 2012


One thing that really caught my eye was seamicros new storage servers up to
5 petabytes of storage

On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 09:10:32AM +0100, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
> > Hey guys I was looking at the hadoop page and it got me wondering. is it
> > possible to cluster together storage servers? If so how efficient would a
> > cluster of them be?
>
> An interesting problem would be to use reasonably powerful but
> cheap ARM SoCs in few GBytes onboard RAM and some flash
> for hybrid filesystems for each hard drive, and cluster
> them via GBit Ethernet on a very large scale.
>
> That would be a custom Beowulf for more storage-related
> tasks. E.g. an application I have in mind are volumetric
> datasets with e.g. 8 nm - voxels for biological systems,
> which are way too large to process in memory.
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Jonathan Aquilina
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