[Beowulf] distributed file storage solution?

Craig Tierney ctierney at hypermall.net
Mon Dec 11 22:26:58 EST 2006


Mark Hahn wrote:
>> You can look into OpenAFS but be warned that you have to know
>> infrastructure software quite well (LDAP+kerberos). It's 
>> cross-platform, can
>> be distributed but don't think it's up to multiple writes on different
>> mirrors though.
> 
> and Lustre is parallel, high-performing and somewhat reliable/FT, but is 
> not decent/distributed (it's client-server).

Lustre supports redundant meta-data servers (MDS) and failover for the
object-storage servers (OSS).  However, "high-performing" is relative.
Great at streaming data, not at meta-data.

Craig


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