Scaling NFSv4 with parallel file systems

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Scaling NFSv4 with parallel file systems
Large grid installations require global access to massive data stores. Parallel file systems give high throughput within a LAN, but cross-site data transfers lack seamless integration, security, and performance. The GridNFS project, aims to provide scalable, transparent, and secure data management as well as a scalable and agile name space. A key challenge in exporting a parallel file system with NFSv4 is to provide high performance without sacrificing consistency. This paper introduces extensions to the NFSv4 protocol to support parallel access. We implemented a prototype of our design and present experiments demonstrating its scalable architecture. March 7, 2005 Center for Information Technology Integration University of Michigan 535 W. William St., Suite 3100 Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4978
Dean Hildebrand, Peter Honeyman
Added 24 Jun 2010
Updated 24 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Authors Dean Hildebrand, Peter Honeyman
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