Tomorrow we've got a meeting!
Location: WPI Student Center Room 331
What is glusterfs? It's a distributed clustered file system. I recently
did a talk about GFS2 and while interesting, it requires centralized
storage, a knowledge about stuff like iscsi, etc. It's a beast to setup
and isn't that flexible.
glusterfs is a different animal. It's a flexible overlay filesystem that
let's you take a bunch of basic servers and cluster them into a big
homogenous filesystem. If you have four systems, each with 4TB worth of
disk, you can make yourself a nice 16TB filesystem, or you can setup an 8TB
filesystem with mirroring that spans all the machines or a couple of
filesystems that do both depending on your needs.
What's great about glusterfs is that it sits atop an existing filesystems
on the machines and uses TCP to communicate with both fs clients and the
node members. It also has a built in NFS server that allows it to be used
by other non linux machines.
As usual there will be snacks and refreshments and afterwards we'll head to
tech for pizza.
I am leery of the allegiances of any politician who refers to their
constituents as "consumers".
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