[Beowulf] hardware RAID versus mdadm versus LVM-striping

Marian Marinov mm at yuhu.biz
Thu Mar 4 07:27:38 EST 2010


On Wednesday 20 January 2010 01:06:27 Rahul Nabar wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 3:30 PM, Tony Travis <a.travis at abdn.ac.uk> wrote:
> > I responded to Rahul who started this thread because his requirements
> > seemed to be similar to mine: i.e. a small-scale DIY Beowulf cluster. In
> > this context, every penny counts and we do not throw things away until
> > they are actually dead: Old servers become new compute nodes, and so on.
> > I think that lot of people reading this list are interested in running
> > small Beowulf clusters for relatively small projects, like me. I've found
> > the Beowulf list to be a mine of useful information, but we are not all
> > running huge Beowulf clusters or supporting them commerically.
> 
> I don't know about the others on the list, but you describe my
> situation pretty accurately Tony! :) Small budget, primitive hardware
> that's rarely retired etc. Sounds familiar.
> 

Linux-Mag had a very good article about Software RAID0 vs LVM Stripe 
performance:

http://www.linux-mag.com/cache/7582/1.html

You should read it.

-- 
Best regards,
Marian Marinov
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