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IBM Builds on Hadoop with New Storage Architecture

Nov 19, 2010, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Komeiga)

"At the Supercomputing 2010 conference, IBM pulled back the curtain on a new storage architecture that, according to Big Blue, can double analytics processing speed for big data and the cloud.

"Created by scientists at IBM Research – Almaden, the new General Parallel File System-Shared Nothing Cluster (GPFS-SNC) architecture was built on the IBM (NYSE: IBM) GPFS and incorporates the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) to provide high availability through advanced clustering technologies, dynamic file system management and advanced data replication techniques.

"The cluster "shares nothing," in a distributed computing architecture in which each node is self-sufficient. The GPFS-SNC divides tasks between independent nodes and no one waits on the other."

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