[Beowulf] scratch File system for small cluster
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 :)
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.
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