[Beowulf] OS for 64 bit AMD

Matt Phelps mphelps at cfa.harvard.edu
Fri Apr 1 08:43:04 EST 2005


Guy Coates wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, David Kewley wrote:
> 
> 
>>If customers show RH that there are real-life needs for xfs that are not
>>satisfied by ext3, then RH may well be willing to invest in in-house xfs
>>expertise.
> 
> 
> 
> XFS has dump/restore programs that actually work, and allows for online
> filesystem expansion; the things that should be de rigeur for any
> "enterprise" OS and filesystem. It is also faster than ext3 (google for
> the benchmarks).
> 
> If you want to pay SGI some money, you can also cluster it and add HSM
> functionality too.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Guy
> 

Not to mention that xfs doesn't need fsck! No more waiting until 8PM after
a crash on a 1.4TB ext3 disk array at 5:15!


-- 
Matt Phelps
System Administrator, Computation Facility
Harvard - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
mphelps at cfa.harvard.edu, http://cfa-www.harvard.edu
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