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In a week that saw EMC announce its record NFS benchmark with a virtually all-flash VNX, IBM has blown everyone else away with an astounding single file system SONAS result. SONAS is IBM's Scale-Out NAS product, based on its GPFS (General Parallel File System) and it achieved 403,326 SPECsfs2008 ops/sec with a system comprising …

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WTF?

But what I want to know is...

Exactly how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

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'tis not true

well... partially. The fastest single FS was:

http://www.spec.org/sfs97r1/results/res2006q2/sfs97r1-20060522-00263.html

But on SFS97 on SFS2008.

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at first I had a giggle at PB capacity ...

... but then I thought: hang on a sec, if we were to store the logs from all the servers we have around here, and keep them for longer that a week, then capacity measured in PB would be probably needed. Also, services generating these logs can't afford to wait long times writing them and, when the fit hits the shan, we need to grep them fast, too.

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You talking of LHC ?

can't think of any other place which need a PB just for the logs...

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not necessarily

Could just be a badly configured Windows 2008 server, because they can spit out tons of meaningless crap.

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