[Beowulf] SSD caching for parallel filesystems

Andrew Holway andrew.holway at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 13:43:44 PST 2013

Lustre is now implementing ZFS which I think has the most advanced SSD caching stuff available.

If you have a google around for "roadrunner Lustre ZFS" you might find something juicy.



Am 6 Feb 2013 um 21:36 schrieb Prentice Bisbal <prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu>:

> Beowulfers,
> I've been reading a lot about using SSD devices to act as caches for 
> traditional spinning disks or filesystems over a network (SAN, iSCSI, 
> SAS, etc.).  For example, Fusion-io had directCache, which works with 
> any block-based storage device (local or remote) and Dell is selling 
> LSI's CacheCade, which will act as a cache for local disks.
> http://www.fusionio.com/data-sheets/directcache/
> httP//www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pedge/en/perc-h700-cachecade.pdf
> Are there any products like this that would work with parallel 
> filesystems, like Lustre or GPFS? Has anyone done any research in this 
> area? Would this even be worthwhile?
> -- 
> Prentice
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