NFS Performance (was Re: [Beowulf] GPFS on Linux (x86))

Brent Franks brentasterisk at
Fri Sep 15 10:32:36 EDT 2006

On 9/15/06, Chris Samuel <csamuel at> wrote:
> Wild guess - NFS servers are running RHEL and using ext3 ?


> We used to have that problem with the 2 NFS servers for our 90 node cluster
> till we dumped RHEL,  switched to Fedora and XFS and all our horrible NFS
> problems went away.

Nice, any sort of comparison data in terms of differences in
throughput achieved?

Additionally, are you writing your journal to a different partition?


- Brent
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