[Beowulf] distributed file storage solution?

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Mon Dec 11 19:50:15 EST 2006

> i am looking for a application (most preferably, but not necessarily OSS or
> free software) and that can create distributed, reliable, fault tolerant,
> decentralized, high preformance file server.

how reliable/fault-tolerant?  how distributed/decentralized (no servers)?
how high-performing?

> I've looked at few P2P file
> storing solutions that store multiple copies of file in different server for
> data reliability but i havent found any solution that would help me access a
> file as flexibly like the local file with high preformance.

do you mean that you want to mount it as a normal filesystem?

> solution would be even better as i want to aovoid the SMB overhead if its
> just a linux based solution!

what is "SMB overhead"?  do you mean the overhead of running Samba?
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