[Beowulf] RE: [Bioclusters] FPGAin bioinformatics clusters (again?)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Jan 17 03:10:52 EST 2006


On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 06:43:42PM -0500, Mike Davis wrote:

> sequences (which it wants to be in one folder). A quiz for  the Unix 
> geeks out there, what happens when a folder has 50,000 files in it. Can 
> you say SLOOOOOOOOOWWWW?

Unix doesn't have folders. Are you a Mac person, perchance? 

You also seem to be using the wrong file system.

If your application is needing 50 k files in one
directory, your application should not be needng 50 k files
in one directory. One trivial fix is to organize it
into subdirectories, using parts of file name or hashes
as prefix.

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