Scale and Availability Considerations for Cluster File Systems

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Monday, April 4, 2011
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Cluster file systems are becoming increasingly common inside data centers due to the proliferation of scalable NAS solutions built on top of shared file systems and the continued emergence of scale out grid compute applications to take advantage of commodity hardware. Building a cluster to meet the stringent demands of these types of applications requires careful consideration, both to the design and implementation as well as to the scalability and availability of the software stack providing shared file services. This session aims to delineate: 1. Common applications and workloads which can benefit from a cluster file system 2. Technical considerations for selecting a cluster file system 3. Best practices for tuning a cluster file system.

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Common applications and workloads which can benefit from a cluster file system
Technical considerations for selecting a cluster file system
Best practices for tuning a cluster file system