PVFS2 – a High Performance Parallel File system

Neill Miller writes “As part of the development team, we’re announcing PVFS2 version 1.0
here in Pittsburgh at the SC2004 conference! PVFS2 is a GPL/LGPL based parallel file system for cluster-based applications. It logically groups any number of storage servers into a coherent file system for use by client nodes, specifically tailored to handle efficient access to large shared files. PVFS2 supports access via an MPI-IO interface for high-performance parallel applications, but you can still mount it like a regular GNU/Linux file system for traditional serial applications and managment. The PVFS2 project is conducted jointly between The Parallel
Architecture Research Laboratory
at Clemson University and The Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National
. Please feel free to give it a try!”


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