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Re: gpfs packages for a migration to Debian ?



2011/7/22 Luk Claes <luk@debian.org>:
> On 07/22/2011 10:19 AM, Picca Frédéric-Emmanuel wrote:
>> Hello,
>
> Hi
>
>> I hope that this mailing list is the right one for that kind of questions.
>>
>> I am investigating the availability of packages for de IBM General
>> Parallel File System (GPFS) [1] for Debian. It seems that this kind of
>> distributed filesystem is of 1st importance for an European institut to
>> migrate most for their desktop and serveur to a Debian Solution.
>>
>> So I am asking here, to know if someone already has got experience with this kind of
>> installation, and if some one already packages it.
>
> We (at my university) experimented with GPFS on some Debian systems
> quite recently. There are some issues though: some of the code can not
> be distributed freely (one needs GPFS licenses) and the other issue is
> to get the GPFS driver to compile one needs to cheat (we disguised us as
> Ubuntu so the kernel headers could be found by the build process, but
> had to remove Ubuntu specific parts as the number of arguments to the
> kernel functions was unlike Ubuntu).
>
> Cheers
>
> Luk
>
>
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At EDF S.A. we are using GPFS on one of our production cluster (based
on Debian squeeze, > 200 Tflops, > 1Po, #43 at TOP500 :
http://www.top500.org/system/10804)
This is working pretty well but cannot distribute freely the package
because of GPFS licences.

-- 
Stéphan Gorget


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