[svlug-announce] SVLUG Feb. 1st meeting: Petascale Filesystem Architecture - GlusterFS Case Study
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Wed Feb 1 09:36:37 PST 2012
Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 2012
TOPIC: Petascale Filesystem Architecture - GlusterFS Case Study
Anand Babu ("AB") Periasamy,
CTO and Co-founder, Gluster (now: Red Hat Storage)
GluserFS (http://www.gluster.org/) clusters together storage building
blocks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect, aggregating disk
and memory resources and managing data in a single global namespace.
GlusterFS is based on a stackable user space design, and can deliver
exceptional performance for diverse workloads.
GlusterFS supports standard clients running standard applications
over any standard IP network. Users can access application data and
files in a global namespace using a variety of standard protocols.
No longer are users locked into costly, monolithic, legacy storage
platforms. GlusterFS gives users the ability to deploy scale-out,
virtualized storage -- scaling from terabytes to petabytes -- in a
centrally managed and commoditized pool of storage.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
As Gluster CTO and co-founder, AB Periasamy
(http://www.unlocksmith.org/) sets the vision and strategy for the
Gluster product platform. Prior to Gluster, AB served as CTO at
California Digital Corporation (http://www.californiadigital.com/),
where his work led to scaling commodity cluster computing to
supercomputing performance. He drove the adoption of cluster
computing and GNU/Linux at enterprise data centers, and helped close
strategic accounts at CDC. In 2004, AB led development of the
world's second fastest supercomputer, "Thunder"
for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
AB also serves on the board of Free Software Foundation of India
(http://www.gnu.org.in/). He is the author / contributor of various
other free software projects like GNU FreeIPMI
(Intelligent Platform Management Interface,
http://www.gnu.org/software/freeipmi/), GNU Garp (Gratuitous ARP
Daemon, http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/garpd/), biosconfig
(edit/replicate CMOS parameters,
http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/biosconfig/), librpci/hdb (RPC
interpose for GNU Hurd, http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/rpci/)
and Hymn/PlayFair (iTunes ripper,
GNU Freetalk (Scheme-extensible messenger for Jabber, Google talk,
http://www.gnu.org/software/freetalk/), and Freehoo
(Scheme-extensible messenger for YahooIM, http://www.nongnu.org/freehoo/).
He holds a Computer Science Engineering degree from Annamalai
University, Tamil Nadu, India.
In October 2011, Gluster was acquired by Red Hat, Inc. and became
the Red Hat Storage division.
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If you just can't get enough, a smaller group usually goes to a local
restaurant/diner after the meeting: Frankie, Johnnie & Luigi, Too,
939 West El Camino Real between Shoreline and Castro, Mountain View.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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