PVFS vs. file servers

Greg Lindahl glindahl at hpti.com
Wed Sep 20 12:48:03 EDT 2000


> He runs big CFD codes and needs lots of disk space to store results and
> input files.

You didn't say anything about speed of access. It should be *cheap* to buy a
x86 box and add a couple of big IDE drives to it. That gives him more disk
space than the 100 GB on his various internal disks, doesn't cost much, and
it won't exactly be fast, but it may well be fast enough for him.

-- g


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