Tutorials and Workshop take place in at University of Michigan.
Friday 16 June
|Troy Benjegerdes, DOE Ames Laboratory||AFS Root Filesystem for Computer Clusters|
|The AFS distributed filesystem provides an ideal infrastructure for managing both cluster compute node images, and potentially desktop workstations. We will detail our experiences using network filesystems as the root filesystem for cluster nodes, including the initial deployment of a 64 node cluster with NFS root, and moving on to current experiments with using AFS as the root filesystem on two test nodes and a 10 node IBM Power5 cluster with InfiniBand interconnect. We will also detail shortcomings in the current OpenAFS client on Linux and the in-kernel kafs module in the linux kernel. We also propose examining the use of the InfiniBand interconnect in the AFS server and client for high-performance data transfers.|