[Beowulf] SSD caching for parallel filesystems

Sabuj Pattanayek sabujp at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 14:07:26 PST 2013


On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Brock Palen <brockp at umich.edu> wrote:
> I have been thinking about this.  DDN's SFX looks like it might be able to do this at the block level.  I am trying to get them to think that they should do this.

Yes, supposedly it'll just be a firmware upgrade and addition of SSD's
into their storage units. Then Gridscalar (gpfs) or exascalar (lustre)
will be able to take advantage of it without knowing anything about
it.


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