[nycbug-talk] cluster storage

Tim A. techneck at goldenpath.org
Tue Mar 25 09:41:46 EDT 2008

Pete Wright wrote:
> having said that - isilon systems (www.isilon.com) makes a scalable
> clustered storage solution based on FreeBSD.  they have implemented
> thier own filesystem to do this. 

Isilon architecture is interesting.
One thing in particular that bothered me though is that, apparently, 
they're cpu bound to 100MB/s of I/O per node.
With up to 12 drives per node, that just seems insanely inefficient.

For some environments, maybe the advantages outweigh that limitation.
And, of course it's less of an issue if you have / can afford many nodes.

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