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GFS and High Performance Networked Storage in Linux

Jan 31, 1999, 13:44 (0 Talkback[s])

Thanks to Matthew O'Keefe for this link.

The University of Minnesota and the NASA Ames Mass Storage group are having a workshop on Linux-based storage systems on March 5-6 in Mountain View, California.

The Global File System is an open source shared disk file system for storage area networks.

"... new interfaces like Fibre Channel and new storage appliances are making storage systems increasingly network-oriented. Open systems for network attached storage require that the file system be non-proprietary."

"An open, published file system metadata standard that operates across multiple platforms and exploits network attached storage is needed. Given the application demands and torrent of new network storage technologies and devices that are coming, we may not be able to rely on vendors to meet all our needs in the file systems they build. Like the Internet, open source UNIX has the potential to encourage the adoption of simple, open protocols in storage networking."

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