The Parallel Virtual File System released

“… 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

“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

“To this end a parallel file system has been implemented and is
available (in beta form)…”