Distributed file system

Ed Hill ed at eh3.com
Thu Feb 24 14:59:40 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 15:45 +0530, gaurav wrote:
> I will like re-phrase my 
> original question .....Can I use a file system combine to storage spread 
> across machines (50 Linux machines in my case in my lab ) and use it 
> store files (rather than  expensive NAS solution)..... is it possible 
> with  GFS ??  or any other file system ??

Hi Gaurav,

There are least three Linux-based distributed file systems that will do
what you describe:

  - Red Hat GFS :  http://www.redhat.com/software/rha/gfs/
  - Lustre :       http://clusterfs.com/
  - PVFS / PVFS2 : http://www.parl.clemson.edu/pvfs/


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