[Beowulf] Re: Rackable / SGI
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Sat Apr 4 17:35:33 EDT 2009
Jason Riedy wrote:
> And Joe Landman writes:
>> Good performance:
> I don't suppose you've experimented with Ceph or POHMELFS? I just
Ceph yes a little. Looking forward to it being sufficiently stable to
use in production. POHMELFS, not yet. Looked at it and it looks very
interesting. Wasn't sure of current state.
> attempted to build Lustre support for experimenting and remembered
> why I avoid it.
I am dealing with interface blocks right now to have a fortran code call
a C code correctly. Ugh... But I understand your pain.
Building GlusterFS is quite easy, and the stacking is quite logical.
Only issues we have run into is that sometimes fuse crashes.
> And Lustre already is in an odd spot. One high-level competitor to
> Sun uses it, HP. Then there's Cray (where there was some joking
> that they could buy SGI at that price and extract revenge)…
I have lots of friends at both places. Sad situation. Cray will grow
and thrive. SGI has basically evaporated. Though I am seeing some of
their technology get open sourced very rapidly.
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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