Erek Dyskant on 22 May 2008 06:18:42 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] NIC bonding

On Thu, 2008-05-22 at 09:05 -0400, Mag Gam wrote:
> Thanks for the responses. I am planning to setup a high performance
> network for my school as a summer project. High availability isn't my
> requirement but bandwidth is my primary concern. We have professors
> running peptide synthesis. Each model can easily output files large
> as .5-1TB and they move the files around on the LAN. Seems I will go
> with mode4. 
> Now I have to decide which filesystem I must use for sharing. I
> suppose NFS.

Several things to consider:

1. Instead of NFS, you may consider iscsi with GFS.
2. Buy the most expensive drives you can afford.  You might hit the
drive's limitations before you hit the network's, especially if you're
using gigabit.  Also, put some thought into your RAID array or RAID

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