Storage cluster with FreeBSD

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Thu Oct 25 17:42:14 PDT 2007

Hi everyone,

I have this pet project, playing with the Lustre Cluster FS. Is there anything similar to this that would run with FreeBSD as the host? ( Clients supported would HAVE to be linux,freebsd, Win32, OSX, ideally over standard protocols with no need for special driver).

I seem to remember that ggate,  in the GEOM stack, allows for storage over different nodes, but reading about ggate i am not sure it provides what I'm after : 

 - storage over a number of nodes (few or large number).
 - abstract view of the storage from the client's point of view ( 1 TB storage, doesnt matter how this is setup).
 - dynamic sizing : add servers, storage grows.
 - resilience to node loss.

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