The global unified parallel file system (GUPFS) project: FY 2002 activities and results

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The Global Unified Parallel File System (GUPFS) project is a multiple-phase, five-year project at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center to provide a scalable, high performance, high bandwidth, shared file system for all the NERSC production computing and support systems. The primary purpose of the GUPFS project is to make it easier to conduct advanced scientific research using the NERSC systems. This is to be accomplished through the use of a shared file system providing a unified file namespace, operating on consolidated shared storage that is directly accessed by all the NERSC production computing and support systems. During ... continued below

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Butler, Gregory F.; Lee, Rei Chi & Welcome, Michael L. April 7, 2003.

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The Global Unified Parallel File System (GUPFS) project is a multiple-phase, five-year project at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center to provide a scalable, high performance, high bandwidth, shared file system for all the NERSC production computing and support systems. The primary purpose of the GUPFS project is to make it easier to conduct advanced scientific research using the NERSC systems. This is to be accomplished through the use of a shared file system providing a unified file namespace, operating on consolidated shared storage that is directly accessed by all the NERSC production computing and support systems. During its first year, FY 2002, the GUPFS project focused on identifying, testing, and evaluating existing and emerging shared/cluster file system, SAN fabric, and storage technologies; identifying NERSC user input/output (I/O) requirements, methods, and mechanisms; and developing appropriate benchmarking methodologies and benchmark codes for a parallel environment. This report presents the activities and progress of the GUPFS project during its first year, the results of the evaluations conducted, and plans for near-term and longer-term investigations.

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  • Report No.: LBNL--52456
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/815502 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 815502
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc735839

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Butler, Gregory F.; Lee, Rei Chi & Welcome, Michael L. The global unified parallel file system (GUPFS) project: FY 2002 activities and results, report, April 7, 2003; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc735839/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.