[Beowulf] distributed file storage solution?

Craig Tierney ctierney at hypermall.net
Tue Dec 12 09:51:22 EST 2006


Robin Harker wrote:
> TerraGrid is high performance, low CPU overhead and with the XFS version,
> (TG2) excellent metadata performance. e.g. gets use with real time
> databases, and can be designed with no single point of failure.
> 

Do you have it running?  If so, how many nodes (targets) do you
have connected?  If you have it running in redundant mode, have you
measured the performance difference between RAID0 and RAID5?

It's now called Rapidscale.  I heard that when they were bought out by 
Rackable, they had a name conflict in the US and had to change it.

Craig


> Robin
> 
> 
>> 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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> 
> Robin Harker
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