[Beowulf] distributing storage amongst compute nodes

Leif Nixon nixon at nsc.liu.se
Mon Oct 22 01:58:57 PDT 2007

Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> writes:

> [...] commodity disks are plenty reliable
> and are not a significant source of uptime problems.

C|N>K (i.e. coffee piped through nose into keyboard)

That's not quite a general truth. 8^)

> but maybe it makes sense not to fight the tide of disturbingly cheap
> and dense storage.  even a normal 1U cluster node could often be configured
> with several TB of local storage.  the question is: how to make use of it?

Some people are running dCache pools on their cluster nodes.

Leif Nixon                       -            Systems expert
National Supercomputer Centre    -      Linkoping University

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