On Fri, 2004-11-19 at 11:24 -0800, David S. wrote: > You can use PVFS2 (http://www.pvfs.org/pvfs2/) to aggregate disks from > multiple servers into on big file system. Though PVFS2 is specifically > designed for parallel applications, and may not be suited for your > purposes. You can sort-of do it with AFS (http://www.openafs.org), > with mutiple file servers servicing the same name space. AFS is again > rather different from an "ordinary" file system, however. I know you > can do it with IBM's GPFS (http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/clusters/software/gpfs.html); > we use GPFS here on two servers attached to an IBM SAN to create a > 6.5T file system. But if you decide to take a run at GPFS, don't > blame me. Does PVFS2 have posix semantics these days? My understanding is that IBM will only support GPFS on IBM hardware...
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