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Panasas to Open-Source pNFS Client Code

May 25, 2007, 11:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Preimesberger)

"High-performance storage system maker Panasas announced May 22 that it will release the source code of its parallel file system client software, called DirectFLOW, to the open-source community.

"The Parallel Network File System, or pNFS, is a complex Panasas-created technology engineered to solve storage I/O bottlenecks and accelerate customer deployments of parallel storage solutions, a Panasas spokesperson said. It enables direct parallel data transfer--as opposed to the standard, narrower, one-lane file system--between clients and storage devices..."

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