November 26, 2013 - FhGFS SC13 Slides: The slides from Christian's presentation at SC13 in Denver are now available here: FhGFS SC13 Presentation Slides (SC12 Slides)
October 01, 2013 - DEEP-ER Project started: The DEEP-ER project ("Dynamical Exascale Entry Platform - Extended Reach") aims at extending the Cluster-Booster Architecture that has been developed within the DEEP project with a highly scalable, efficient, easy-to-use parallel I/O system and resiliency mechanisms, using FhGFS as the global file system.
The project receives funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement n° 610476.
July 10, 2013 - FhGFS Article: clustermonkey.net published an article about FhGFS that contains a general overview and also shows some of its special features. hpcwire.com wrote a summary of it.
April 23, 2013 - First FhGFS User Meeting: Fraunhofer will host the first FhGFS User Meeting on May 13/14 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Please check out the meeting website for more information: FhGFS User Meeting 2013.
January 24, 2013 - New Major Release: Packages for the new major FhGFS release are now available for download here (version 2012.10-r1). Changes include:
- Redesigned internal metadata handling and new on-disk metadata format, which achieves more than twice the amount of file creates per second sustained, compared to previous 2011.04 release series.
- Redesigned file system consistency check, which now only needs a single pass to check for all kinds of problems.
- New basic support for hybrid client- and server-side file contents mirroring and metadata mirroring as foundation for more mirroring-based enhancements in upcoming release versions.
- New built-in benchmarking modes and advanced tuning settings.
Please see changelog for a more detailed list of changes. Yum/apt repository files are available here.
Tools to upgrade the on-disk format from the previous 2011.04 release series and the upgrade guide are available here.
November 16, 2012 - SC12 Presentation Slides: The slides of Christian's SC12 exhibitor forum presentation with several benchmark results of the 2012.10 beta release are now available: SC12 presentation slides