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C-PFS - Scalable Parallel IO for UNIX Clusters

C-DAC Parallel file systems is an initiative to build cluster based high performance storage systems that caters to storage needs of applications belonging to various domains. Figure 1 depicts a client server based distributed system that allows parallel access to data from data storage by multiple processes, resulting in high performance input output. By providing MPI interface, it addresses the storage needs of the scientific and engineering supercomputing class applications. PFS solves the problem of I/O bottlenecks by exploiting parallelism for processing I/O requests both at client as well as server side.

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Features :

CPFS Architecture

Availability

Supported Hardware Workstation Clusters
Supported Operating System AIX, Linux, Solaris
User Interfaces UNIX Commands (User & Administrator), MPI application
Supported Languages C
Prerequisite hardware
Any network with TCP-IP support, PARAMNet