[Beowulf] Re: failure trends in a large disk drive population

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Fri Feb 23 00:31:44 EST 2007

On Thu, 22 Feb 2007, Robin Harker wrote:

> So if we now know, (and we have seen similarly spirious behaviour with
> SATA Raid arrays), isn't the real solution to lose the node discs?

Depends on the code you're running, if it hammers local scratch then either 
you have to have them or you have to invest in the infrastructure to be able 
to provide that through a distributed HPC filesystem instead..

 Christopher Samuel - (03)9925 4751 - VPAC Deputy Systems Manager
 Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing http://www.vpac.org/
 Bldg 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia

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