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Scale Your File System With Parallel NFSNov 13, 2008, 06:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Streicher)
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"However, one domain not traditionally well served by NFS is high-performance computing (HPC), where data files are very large, sometimes huge, and the number of NFS clients can reach into the thousands. (Think of a compute cluster or grid composed of thousands of commodity computing nodes.) Here, NFS is a liability, because the limits of the NFS server—be it bandwidth, storage capacity, or processor speed—throttle the overall performance of the computation. NFS is a bottleneck.
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