[Beowulf] GlusterFS 1.2-BENKI (GNU Cluster File System) - Announcement

Anand Avati avati at zresearch.com
Fri Feb 9 09:39:41 EST 2007

> nice graph.  but how does it look if you compare a single glusterfs 
> brick with a single NFS brick?

The purpose of glusterfs has never been to beat NFS in a point to point
throughput competition, since in real world there are a lot of requests
happening in parallel and it is more important to achieve a higher
aggregated bandwidth.

That being said, it is worthy to note that glusterfs is still better than
NFS in point-to-point (single NFS brick vs single glusterfs brick).

On Gig/E - both nfs and glusterfs peak on the link speed for read. for write
glusterfs peaks on the link speed, but nfs did not

On IB - nfs works only with IPoIB, whereas glusterfs does SDP (and ib-verbs,
from the source repository) and is clearly way faster than NFS.


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        Build a system that even a fool can use,
        and only a fool will want to use it.
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