PVFS vs. file servers

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Wed Sep 20 13:21:31 EDT 2000


On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Greg Lindahl wrote:

> > 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.

We've gotten as much as 35MB/s out of ibm 75gxp ide disks in local
testing. across a fast ethernet switch we've seen as much as 8.5MB/s which
isn't to shabby for an ide based fileserver...

joelja

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