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IBM General Parallel File System, What the…?

While I was in the meeting this afternoon, there was a question on what file system are my team going to use in the situation that a lot of servers require to access same data simultaneously from a SAN Storage. I immediately thought of Red Hat GFS (Global File System) which is a cluster file system.

But the old-timer system architect said otherwise, “it’s time to use IBM GPFS. I quickly googled and found out that GPFS stands for General Parallel File System. Wow, I didn’t know that IBM also produce cluster file system.

A good place to have basic idea on IBM GPFS,
1) http://www.ibm.com/systems/clusters/software/gpfs/index.html
2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_General_Parallel_File_System
3) http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246601.html
4) http://www.almaden.ibm.com/StorageSystems/projects/gpfs/

Well, it seems I’m going to learn a lot soon. Hopefully, I will be in the GPFS deployment team when the project rolls out.

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