Tag Archives: Lustre

Parallel NFS (pNFS): the War Is Close

Every Unix of Linux system administrator knows NFS, the Network File System, invented back in 1984. Its notable feature is a very simple syntax: mount server.example.com:/exported/tree /example/mountpoint This will mount the server’s directory “/exported/tree” on a local machine, making it … Continue reading

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Lustre and Panasas Are Not So Different

As vendors try to showcase their products, there is often confusion regarding the difference between two similar products, such as PanFS from Panasas, Inc. and Lustre (from Sun, then Oracle, then Whamcloud, then Intel). But in this particular case, the … Continue reading

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Lustre Strives to Go Mainstream

Do you remember Chroma, the software from Whamcloud that allows to deploy and manage Lustre installations with a web interface? In April 2012, DataDirect Networks (DDN) announced they have successfully integrated Chroma into their EXAScaler storage system. I believe it … Continue reading

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Chroma Will Help to Provision and Manage Lustre Installations

Back to the good old days when I worked as a system administrator, I remember that I wanted to implement a Lustre file system for the two small clusters that we had (64 and 20 nodes, respectively). However, after learning … Continue reading

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