[CentOS] who uses Lustre in production with virtual machines?

Tue Aug 3 20:26:41 UTC 2010
Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at SoftDux.com>

On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 10:18 PM, Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb17 at duke.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Aug 2010 at 10:04pm, Rudi Ahlers wrote
>> On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 9:16 PM, Emmanuel Noobadmin
>> <centos.admin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> One of the problem with Lustre's style of distributed storage which
>>> Gluster points out is that the bottleneck is the meta server which
>>> tells clients where to find the actual data. Gluster supposedly scales
>>> with every client machine added because it doesn't use a meta server,
>>> file locations are determined using some kind of computed hash.
>> But who uses gluster in a production environment then? I have seen
>> less posts (both on forums and mailing lists) about Glusteter, than
>> lustre.
> I just finished testing a Gluster setup using some of my compute nodes.
> Based on those results, I'll be ordering 8 storage bricks (25 drives each)
> to start my storage cluster.  I'll be using Gluster to a) replicate
> frequently used data (e.g. biologic databases) across the whole storage
> cluster and b) provide a global scratch space.  The clients will be the
> 570 (and growing) nodes of my HPC cluster, and Gluster will be helping to
> take some of the load off my overloaded NetApp.
> They also have a page on their website listing self-reported users
> <http://www.gluster.org/gluster-users/>.
> --
> Joshua Baker-LePain
> QB3 Shared Cluster Sysadmin
> _______________________________________________

Thanx for the feedback. This is what I hoped to get from someone
running lustre :)

But I guess I'll look at gluster instead.

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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