[svlug-announce] SVLUG Feb. 1st meeting: Petascale Filesystem Architecture - GlusterFS Case Study

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
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.   

    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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