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SearchStorage: NAS Clustering Breaks 1 GB Barrier

Jun 24, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jo Maitland, Kevin Komiega)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Clustering low-cost Linux servers together with a network file system saves significant costs over purpose-built NAS filers; that much is a no-brainer. Now, advocates of NAS clustering argue that the performance of these offerings matches or even outperforms traditional NAS appliances.

"PolyServe Inc. and Rackable Systems Inc. this week announced the first network-attached storage (NAS) benchmark to break the 1 GBps barrier in I/O throughput using a general-purpose cluster file system, a standard operating system and Intel servers..."

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