[FoRK] [zfs] Announcing OpenZFS

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Thu Sep 19 09:48:10 PDT 2013


24 or 64 cores and 128GB or 256GB RAM are going to be the bar fairly soon.

Greg


On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 9:08 AM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> On 9/19/13 3:45 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 05:22:25PM -0700, Stephen Williams wrote:
>>
>>> Nice!  I'm tempted.  But Ubuntu will likely have an update tomorrow
>>> that uses it as the root partition filesystem...
>>>
>> After reading about all the fubared partitions after next
>> system update I'm not exactly keen on running on zfs
>> on Linux, either.
>>
>> There are NAS (OmniOS/napp-it) for that kind of thing,
>> if only 10 GBit/s Ethernet would drop in price sufficiently
>> for home use.
>>
> I had high hopes for btrfs, but they seem sqeamish about coming out of
> alpha/beta.
> So if the licensing is solved, ZFS may be the best choice again:
> http://www.open-zfs.org/wiki/**Distributions<http://www.open-zfs.org/wiki/Distributions>
>
> This will be my solution:
>
> http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/
> 7Tflops of GPU.
> PCIe flash storage (1250MB/s)
> 12 (hyperthreaded) cores, 256-bit floating point
> 4 channel 1866Mhz memory at 60GB/s of bandwidth
> 6 Thunderbolt 2 channels at 20Gb/s, each port can have 6 devices attached
> 4 USB 3 channels
> 2 Gigabit ports, But only Gigabit ethernet...
> 3 stream 802.11ac (should be over a gigabit of bandwidth)
>
> In a 6.6" by 9.9" quiet cylinder with only one moving part.
>
> Get 10GbE (and PCIe expansion) through Thunderbolt:
> http://www.sonnettech.com/**product/echoexpressse_**10gbeadapter.html<http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echoexpressse_10gbeadapter.html>
> http://www.attotech.com/**products/product.php?scat=32&**
> prod=104&sku=TLNS-1101-D00<http://www.attotech.com/products/product.php?scat=32&prod=104&sku=TLNS-1101-D00>
> http://www.storagenewsletter.**com/news/connection/sonnet-**
> thunderbolt-adapters<http://www.storagenewsletter.com/news/connection/sonnet-thunderbolt-adapters>
>
> http://code.google.com/p/**maczfs/ <http://code.google.com/p/maczfs/>
>
> sdw
>
>
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