[Beowulf] file IO benchmark

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Thu Nov 24 07:00:02 EST 2005


On Thu, 2005-11-24 at 12:47 +0100, Toon Knapen wrote:

> We allow users to specify the scratch-directory to make it point to a
> local disk but this does not guarantee us that it will effectively point
> to a local disk (or performant SAN). I don't see how an env.var. could
> solve that?
You are correct. 
Giving a choice of the scratch directory is good though. 
You can take a hrose to water but you cn't make it drink. Or write its
scratch files to a local disk.

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