[Beowulf] BeeGFS usage question
joe.landman at gmail.com
Wed Jun 28 18:44:34 PDT 2017
On 06/28/2017 09:39 PM, Christopher Samuel wrote:
> Hi all,
> A few folks were chatting about HPC distributed filesystems over on the
> Australian HPC sysadmin Slack and the question arose about whether
> anyone is using BeeGFS for non-scratch (persistent) storage.
> So, is anyone doing that?
I have a number of (former) customers using it as primary storage. You
set up mirrored metadata, mirrored data, and you get a nice HA-like
system (they have some issues with HA daemons, but I understand this is
being worked on and will be delivered soon).
It is IMO excellent for this. Back it with zfs on the units, distribute
your metadata and mirror it.
> Also, is anyone doing that with CephFS too?
Can be done, but I know very few people using it (again some former
prospective customers). CephFS is somewhat behind for this use case,
though it should be reasonably stable/performant.
> All the best,
e: joe.landman at gmail.com
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