[Beowulf] scratch File system for small cluster

Marian Marinov mm at yuhu.biz
Thu Sep 25 12:03:30 EDT 2008


On Thursday 25 September 2008 17:26:51 Joe Landman wrote:
> Glen Beane wrote:
>
>
>
> [...]
>
> >     Hi Glen:
> >
> >        BLAST uses mmap'ed IO.  This has some interesting ... interactions
> >     ... with parallel file systems.
> >
> >
> >     for what its worth, we use Paracel BLAST and are also considering
> >     mpiBLAST-pio to take advantage of a parallel file system
>
> Cool.  mpiBLAST also uses mmap'ed IO though.  That hasn't changed.  They
> just spread the IO to each process to take advantage of the parallel
> file systems.
>
> We have a nice RPM build for mpi-BLAST-pio that a number of folks are
> using.  You can grab it from
> http://downloads.scalableinformatics.com/downloads/mpiblast/ .  And a
> shameless plug for mpiHMMer: http://www.mpihmmer.org/ while we are at it :)
>
> Joe


Have you looked at GlusterFS: http://www.gluster.org/docs/index.php/GlusterFS

Or maybe GFarm: http://datafarm.apgrid.org/

They are both good solutions.

Marian
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