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..."