[Lustre-devel] [wc-discuss] Re: [Twg] Lustre and cross-platform portability
greg.matthews at diamond.ac.uk
Fri Mar 16 03:11:23 PDT 2012
On 15/03/12 19:51, Joshua Walgenbach wrote:
> For my part, a Lustre client on Windows or OS X would be used mostly
> for visualization of data, rather than being computed against so a
> slower user space implementation would be more than sufficient.
> There are a few applications that are using an SMB exported Lustre
> filesystem for data collection, but those applications are similarly
> low bandwidth. It would be nice to remove the SMB server in the
why bother having a windows client if you lose the performance? We have
windows based detectors and proprietary windows based analysis software
that would definitely benefit from higher performance access to lustre
file systems but replacing existing CIFS servers for no gain seems a bit
I understand the problems that a native MS client would have, without
buy-in from Microsoft it would be a nightmare to keep the MS tree and
the Linux tree in sync. One possible future workaround proposed by
Whamcloud at last years LUG is pNFS.
> - -Josh
Greg Matthews 01235 778658
Senior Computer Systems Administrator
Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK
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