FW: [Beowulf] file IO benchmark

Craig Tierney ctierney at hypermall.net
Mon Nov 28 18:37:13 EST 2005


Chris Samuel wrote:

>On Monday 28 November 2005 21:04, Joachim Worringen wrote:
>
>  
>
>>as far as I understood, some modifications to the file system *are*
>>required to make it match with the consistency semantics of the Terragrid
>>iSCSI target. Therefore, the descriptions I read always state that you can
>>run ext2 via Terragrid, and nothing else. Are other file systems available
>>now?
>>    
>>
>
>I was under the impression that TerraGrid was using GPFS, see:
>
>  http://www.teragrid.org/userinfo/guide_data_storage_gpfswan.php
>
>and
>
>  http://teragrid.ncsa.uiuc.edu/TechSummary/
>
>cheers!
>Chris
>  
>
As Greg Lindahl pointed out, it is a parallel filesystem.  Terragrid now
supports XFS.  Filesystems are no longer limited to 16 TB as it was
with ext2, but can grow to 8 Exabytes.

Craig
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