[Gluster-users] Looking for use cases / opinions

Thomas Wakefield dwakefi2 at gmu.edu
Tue Nov 8 11:58:19 UTC 2016

Still looking for use cases and opinions for Gluster in an education / HPC environment.  Thanks.

> On Nov 4, 2016, at 2:05 PM, Thomas Wakefield <dwakefi2 at gmu.edu> wrote:
> Everyone, thanks in advance.
> We are looking to add a large filesystem to our compute facility at GMU.  We are investigating if Gluster can work in a University setting for some HPC work, and general research computing.  Does anyone have use cases where Gluster has been used in a university setting?
> The idea we have is to build a 2-3PB GlusterFS system.   We would probably use commodity 1u servers with 60 drive JBODS attached, from a reputable vendor (Dell, HP, etc).  Is 60 the maximum number of drives that’s recommended per server, or could we use 2 jbods per server?  Everything will be connected to a 10GB network.  Clients are mostly linux.
> Are there ways to minimize the latency for stat commands like ls and du?  We have some previous experience with Gluster and found the stat performance to be sluggish frequently.  
> Thanks,
> Thomas
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