[Lustre-devel] [Lustre-discuss] a new Lustre ADIO driver

emoly.liu Emoly.Liu at Sun.COM
Tue Nov 4 22:46:41 PST 2008


Here is some description and performance results for the new Lustre ADIO 
driver. You might be interested.

The main purpose of the new lustre adio driver is to collect the small 
size I/O requests into fewer number of larger ones according to Lustre's 
striping feature with low overhead automatically. We also provide some 
hints for performance tuning.

In the following graph, the recent FLASH I/O benchmarking result shows 
that the new driver performs much better than the old one, especially 
for a large-scale system.
In this test, FLASH I/O blocksize is 4*4*4 that means each 3 clients 
write 40KB, 40.5KB and 42KB respectively. The I/O operation iteration 
(nvar) is set to 1024.


emoly.liu wrote:
> sending to lustre-devel@ as well
> Hello,
> A new Lustre ADIO driver for MPICH2-1.0.7 is available now, which is 
> co-developed by SUN Lustre group and Oak Ridge National Lab. (The 
> patch is attached.)
> Any feedback and performance results are welcomed.
> Thanks,
> LiuYing
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Best regards,

System Software Engineer, Lustre Group
Sun Microsystems ( China ) Co. Limited

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