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1 Shared Parallel File System Fangbin Liu System and Network Engineering University of Amsterdam

2 Shared Parallel File System Introduction of the project The PVFS2 parallel file system The GFS cluster file system Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS Project conclusion and future outlook

3 Shared Parallel File System Introduction of the project The PVFS2 parallel file system The GFS cluster file system Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS Project conclusion and future outlook

4 Introduction of the project Parallel file system Industrial standard commodity PCs NFS (Network File System) Many new shared file systems available: PVFS2, GFS, The goal of the project Test PVFS and GFS file system on the test nodes and generate a recommendation report

5 Shared Parallel File System Introduction of the project The PVFS2 parallel file system The GFS cluster file system Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS Project conclusion and future outlook

6 The PVFS2 parallel file system What is PVFS2 file system Parallel Virtual File System 2 A remote storage server management system Internal organization Servers and clients Data storage organization Two types of interfaces

7 The PVFS2 parallel file system

8 The PVFS2 parallel file system Features supplied by PVFS2 file system Few dependencies Multiple interfaces supported Modular design Distributed data storage Deployment of PVFS2 file system Generate the configuration file Start up the servers

9 Shared Parallel File System Introduction of the project The PVFS2 parallel file system The GFS cluster file system Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS Project conclusion and future outlook

10 The GFS cluster file system Introduction of GFS file system Managed by Red Hat Cluster Suite Supplies a uniform view among cluster nodes Load distribution and balancing Installed directly on SAN or by GNBD devices Built up with Logical Volumes created by Cluster Logical Volume Manager

11 The GFS cluster file system

12 The GFS cluster file system Deployment of GFS file system 1. Forming a cluster domain through cluster configuration tools 2. Forming a fencing domain through fence daemon 3. Export/Import GNBD device 4. Starting Cluster LVM daemon 5. Mount the GFS file system

13 Shared Parallel File System Introduction of the project The PVFS2 parallel file system The GFS cluster file system Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS Project conclusion and future outlook

14 Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS Work theory Servers and Clients management Storage management System consistency supports Robust and scalability

15 Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS Test of performance Test conditions: 4 test nodes: CPU: Intel Xeon CPU 3.40 GHz Cache: 1024 KB Memory: KB Organizations: 2 servers - 2 clients 3 servers 1 clients Network connection: Gigabit Ethernet

16 Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS Test of performance Test sets: Write, ReWrite, Read, ReRead Throughput test: multiple processes concurrent operations Test programme: IOZONE With options: -A Automatic, all the file size (64 KB, ) and block size (4KB, ) -t # Throughput test with # process for alternative operations (write, read,, random write, )

17 Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS

18 Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS

19 Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS

20 Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS

21 Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS kb file

22 Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS

23 Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS GFS node 12 1 client 3 servers Write performance MB/sec KB File KB Record

24 Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS GFS node 12 1 client 3 servers Read performance MB/sec KB File KB Record

25 Shared Parallel File System Introduction of the project The PVFS2 parallel file system The GFS cluster file system Comparison of PVFS2 and GFS Project conclusion and future outlook

26 Project conclusion and future outlook The PVFS2 file system A popular parallel file system Stable performance Multiple possibilities User level stripping Ease installation The GFS file system A reliable package Robust and scalability Multiple configuration forms Future outlook PVFS2 more chances

27 Shared Parallel File System Questions?

28 Shared Parallel File System Thank you so much for your help!

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