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Re: file systems for linux clusters...

Manish Gupte wrote:
> Hi !
> we are planning to set up a linux cluster.
> We intend to store a large amount of data on it. we
> would need multiple passes of the database for the
> algorithm that would run on the cluster.

If you're going to make some passes on a database, you
might want something more than a distributed file system.
Have a look at the parallel I/O lib in LAM distribution,
it has a debian package.

> Can anyone suggest which file system we could use?
> how is the file system plugged into linux?

You could use GFS, PVFS and other older stuff, but those
would not address the parallel application you suggest.


Eray (exa) Ozkural
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
e-mail: erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr
www: http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo

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