Thursday, March 22, 2007

News from the Distributed Storage World

There was a post running on the FUSE mailing list that captured my attention this week. A Google FS-like sort of distributed file system named Startfish.

In their FAQ, there are several claims (and bar charts) about good performance results regarding several performance metrics (i.e. read/write throughput, scalability, etc) compared to NFS, SAMBA and Lustre file systems. But, I think a deep evaluation seems to be needed to assess these claimed advantages.

Also, this seems to be a major milestone on the increasing number of FUSE-based file systems. It would be nice to try it out.

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