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The Parallel Virtual File System released

Feb 25, 1999, 00:49 (0 Talkback[s])

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"... the disparity between I/O performance and processor performance has led to I/O bottlenecks in many applications, especially those using large data sets. A popular approach for alleviating this kind of bottleneck is the use of parallel file systems..."

"Primarily funded by NASA Goddard's Earth & Space Data Computing Division and closely tied to the CESDIS Beowulf Project, the PVFS Project is currently focusing on parallel I/O in dedicated clusters of workstations, Pile-of-PCs, and Beowulf workstations.

"To this end a parallel file system has been implemented and is available (in beta form)..."

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