-- TimColles - 03 Dec 2007

Description GPFS is a high-performance shared-disk clustered file system developed by IBM. This service implements GPFS for the schools beowulf cluster. It is also available for other server nodes within the Forum serevr room. It is not available for desktop machines.
Unit Research & Teaching
End Users Academic Staff, Research Staff, Research PG Students, University Staff, External Users
Software IBM's GPFS implementation
Hardware various rackmount kit
Risk One Person
Review Status University Equivalent
Review Details It is hoped at some point to interconnect this service with the ECDF gpfs service
Dependencies None
Redundancy None
Connection Authentication Other
Connection Authentication Details (if Other) users require a logged in session. Admin commands are implemented via ssh key based authentication as root smile
Connection Authorization Roles/Capabilities, Groups, Other
Connection Authorization Details (if Other) GPFS is treated much like NFS
Connection Configuration Management Other
Connection Configuration Management Details (if Other) GPFS maintains it's own configuration management system
Connection Visibility Informatics
Connection Visibility Details (if Other)

Connection Supported Clients In theory any gpfs suposrted platforms (Aix, bluegene, linux, windows)
Connection Client Configuration

Backend Authentication Inherited from Connection, Not Applicable
Backend Authentication Details (if Other)

Backend Authorization Not Applicable
Backend Authorization Details (if Other)

Backend Configuration Management LCFG
Backend Configuration Management Details (if Other)

User Feature Authentication Not Applicable
User Feature Authentication Details (if Other)

User Feature Authorization Not Applicable
User Feature Authorization Details (if Other)

User Feature Configuration Management Not Applicable
User Feature Configuration Management Details (if Other)

Link to End User Documentation http://www.dice.inf.ed.ac.uk/units/research_and_teaching/documentation/unit/GPFS/user.html
Link to Technical Documentation http://www.dice.inf.ed.ac.uk/units/research_and_teaching/documentation/unit/GPFS/admin.html
Miscellaneous Comments

Topic revision: r1 - 28 Apr 2010 - 14:46:03 - IainRae
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