[aur-general] TU Application -Thomas Hatch

Thomas S Hatch thatch45 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 14:11:01 EST 2011

On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 12:05 PM, Kaiting Chen <kaitocracy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Thomas S Hatch <thatch45 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If you have any questions about MooseFS feel free to ask me, it has been
> an
> > amazing application for my company!
> >
> I'm about to do some minor hijacking of your application thread. How does
> MooseFS compare with Lustre? --Kaiting.
> --
> Kiwis and Limes: http://kaitocracy.blogspot.com/

Hijack away, as long as I get the vote :)

So the big difference with MooseFS is that it will run on commodity hardware
and can be set up by a monkey.
So you don't need hardware HPC equipment, just a bunch of computers with
hard drives. This means it can scale and works well for both small and very
large deployments.
I set it up to test it on just a couple of virtual machines and it ran like
a dream, and it also runs like a dream on my company's 165 TB setup
supporting over 12 million files.

There are a lot of other differences, but all in all, MooseFS is much MUCH
more KISS than Lustre, effectively delivers the same product, is very fast
for a distributed file system and is a snap to set up!
Grab a couple of machines and try it out!

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