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pWalrus: Towards better integration of parallel file systems into cloud storage

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2 Author(s)
Abe, Y. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, USA ; Gibson, G.

Amazon S3-style storage is an attractive option for clouds that provides data access over HTTP/HTTPS. At the same time, parallel file systems are an essential component in privately owned clusters that enable highly scalable dataintensive computing. In this work, we take advantage of both of those storage options, and propose pWalrus, a storage service layer that integrates parallel file systems effectively into cloud storage. Essentially, it exposes the mapping between S3 objects and backing files stored in an underlying parallel file system, and allows users to selectively use the S3 interface and direct access to the files. We describe the architecture of pWalrus, and present preliminary results showing its potential to exploit the performance and scalability of parallel file systems.

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Cluster Computing Workshops and Posters (CLUSTER WORKSHOPS), 2010 IEEE International Conference on

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20-24 Sept. 2010