MR-AFS: a global hierarchical file-system
The next generation of fusion experiments will use object-oriented technology creating the need for world wide sharing of an underlying hierarchical file-system. The Andrew file system (AFS) is a well known and widely spread global distributed file-system. Multiple-resident-AFS (MR-AFS) combines the features of AFS with hierarchical storage management systems. Files in MR-AFS therefore may be migrated on secondary storage, such as roboted tape libraries. MR-AFS is in use at IPP for the current experiments and data originating from super-computer applications. Experiences and scalability issues are discussed.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Fusion Engineering and Design, Vol. 48 (2000), pp.199-204
Record Number: 200013121 / Last updated on: 2001-02-20
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