Gluster, Lustre, FraunhoferFS and GPFS in a Windows HPC or LINUX HPC environment
I’m trying to collect together as much information about the various distributed and parallel filesystems as I cannot find good information on the subject. It is my intention to compile a ‘rogues gallery’ based on users witness statement. Looking for info on performance, scalability, supportability and the all important dandruff quotient.
From my point of view most important differences are that Lustre and GPFS require of dedicated hardware meanwhile Gluster and Fraunhofer can aggregate “small” storages in one without specific and expensive hardware.
Also you have to notice that Lustre and GPFS provides you with a more robust and reliable storage.
Lustre and Gluster are open source, and Fraunhofer and GPFS don’t.
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