Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on (2009)
May 18, 2009 to May 21, 2009
Developing and deploying distributed file system has been important for the Grid computing. By GMount, non-privileged users can instantaneously and effortlessly build a distributed file system on arbitrary machines that are reachable via SSH. It is scalable to hundreds of nodes in the wide-area Grid environments and adapts to NAT/Firewall. Unlike conventional distributed file systems, GMount can directly harness local file systems of each node without importing/exporting application data and utilize the network topology to make the metadata operations locality-aware. In this paper, we present the design and implementation of GMount by using two popular modules: SSH and FUSE. We demonstrate its viability and locality-aware metadata operation performance in a large scale Grid with over 320 nodes spreading across 12 clusters that are connected by heterogeneous wide-area links.
Distributed file system, Grid, SSH, FUSE, ad-hoc, user-level, locality-aware
A. Yonezawa, K. Taura and N. Dun, "GMount: An Ad Hoc and Locality-Aware Distributed File System by Using SSH and FUSE," Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on(CCGRID), Shanghai, China, 2009, pp. 188-195.