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Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on (2009)
Shanghai, China
May 18, 2009 to May 21, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3622-4
pp: 188-195
ABSTRACT
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.
INDEX TERMS
Distributed file system, Grid, SSH, FUSE, ad-hoc, user-level, locality-aware
CITATION

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.
doi:10.1109/CCGRID.2009.72
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