[Pvfs2-users] pvfs in a CG pipeline
brian at krusic.com
Tue Oct 7 18:50:22 EDT 2008
Traditionally in CG (computer graphics), we've used some sort of NAS
(like a NetApp), or a more clustered approach (like an Isilon) to
achieve the need I/O in delivering complex jobs (commercials, movies,
I've always been intrigued by the PVFS project and want to try it in
my env (pure Linux env).
Trying something like PVFS is a commitment and I would like to know if
this is applicable in my env.
A summary of our current env;
- Linux desktops running Maya, Metal Ray, Nuke, Shake (high end CG
- Gig-e to some kind of slow NAS or JBOD server over NFS.
Does any one have a white paper on how PVFS is actually implemented in
there env so that I can see if its applicable?
We are thinking of spending $150K on a NetApp, BlueArc or Isilon and I
would like to look at alternatives rather then going status quo.
Thanks in advance,
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