[Beowulf] OS for 64 bit AMD

Guy Coates gmpc at sanger.ac.uk
Fri Apr 1 07:16:21 EST 2005

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, David Kewley wrote:

> If customers show RH that there are real-life needs for xfs that are not
> satisfied by ext3, then RH may well be willing to invest in in-house xfs
> expertise.

XFS has dump/restore programs that actually work, and allows for online
filesystem expansion; the things that should be de rigeur for any
"enterprise" OS and filesystem. It is also faster than ext3 (google for
the benchmarks).

If you want to pay SGI some money, you can also cluster it and add HSM
functionality too.



Dr. Guy Coates,  Informatics System Group
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1223 834244 ex 7199

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