GekkoFS: A temporary distributed file system for HPC applications
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Rights accessOpen Access
We present GekkoFS, a temporary, highly-scalable burst buffer file system which has been specifically optimized for new access patterns of data-intensive High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications. The file system provides relaxed POSIX semantics, only offering features which are actually required by most (not all) applications. It is able to provide scalable I/O performance and reaches millions of metadata operations already for a small number of nodes, significantly outperforming the capabilities of general-purpose parallel file systems.
CitationVef, M., Moti, N., Süb, T., Tocci, T., Nou, R., Miranda, A., Cortés, A., Brinkmann, A. GekkoFS: A temporary distributed file system for HPC applications. A: IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing. "2018 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing: 10–13 September 2018, Belfast, United Kingdom: proceedings". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018, p. 319-324.