[Beowulf] Parallel file systems

Sabuj Pattanayek sabujp at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 12:27:41 EST 2010


On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Rob Latham <robl at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 05:56:53PM -0600, Sabuj Pattanayek wrote:
>> Gluster is the easiest clustered FS to setup vs OCFS2, GFS/GFS2,
>> Lustre, and XSan/Storenext.
>
> I haven't set up any gluster systems, but a point of pride for the
> PVFS project is our ease of deployment.  I'd be interested to hear
> ways that gluster is even easier to deploy than PVFS

Haven't set up PVFS, but after reading some articles I get the feeling
that it can only write data using a striped method across IOD's.
Gluster gives you a bit more flexibility and robustness since there's
also the distribute write method and mirroring options.

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