[Beowulf] GPFS on Linux (x86)

Thomas Davis tadavis at lbl.gov
Thu Sep 14 14:14:06 EDT 2006


Craig Tierney wrote:
> The website doesn't have any real-world experience.  I would
> like to know things like 'Filesystem X has much better
> meta-data performance than Filesystem Y', or 'Don't try using
> netcdf files on Filesystem Z, because the performance will
> be awful'.
> 
> Discussions about real-world use will help users get through
> the marketing fluff to find out what is really going on.  Not
> everyone has a chance to test every single filesystem before
> choosing one.
> 

try http://www.nersc.gov/projects/GUPFS/

yes, we run on GPFS  across all systems at NERSC. That's an SGI, 
several Linux boxs (x86_64, ia64, and i386 based), plus AIX 5.2 and 
AIX 5.3 systems.

We just don't talk much about it at the moment, since we are busy 
busy busy bringing in new iron..

t
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