[Beowulf] Why do we need SANs

Hearns, John john.hearns at mclaren.com
Tue Mar 1 10:50:41 EST 2011

This is a thought provoking article on storage:


In the light of the recent thread on Thunderbolt, note:
"Infiniband or ..... extermalised PCIe bus"
Do we see the HPC system of the future being a huge blade server farm,
running lots of virtual machines,
with some sort of object storage system spread across the machine
running on selected blades?

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