[Beowulf] Big storage

Bruce Allen ballen at gravity.phys.uwm.edu
Tue Apr 15 08:30:10 PDT 2008

Hi Xavier,

> Would it be possible to get a (private) copy of your Jumpstart config file
>> and the custom install scripts?  Reading these and modifying them will
>> probably be quite a bit quicker than developing our own from scratch.

> Sure. I'll send them in private after review.

Thanks very much.  Please copy Carsten and Henning who are the people 
doing the real work here at AEI-Hannover.

> I'd be gratefull to get returns after your testing.

Yes, we'll post some feedback about what we try.

>> PPS: We've also been doing some experiments with putting 
>> OpenSolaris+ZFS on some of our generic (Supermicro + Areca) 16-disk 
>> RAID systems, which were originally intended to run Linux.

> I think that DESY proved some data corruption with such configuration, so
> they switched to OpenSolaris+ZFS.

I'm confused.  I am also talking about OpenSolaris+ZFS.  What did DESY 
try, and what did they switch to?

> I can't give further details, but can look for a contact, should you 
> need them.

Yes, please.  Is anyone from DESY subscribed to this list?


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