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Re: Plans for 1.8+ (2.0?)

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 04:45:13 +0800

Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
Rupert Pigott wrote:
I don't know if IBM's GridFS does any better with the latency, but it
certainly scales a lot better but the barrier for adoption is $$$. It
costs $$$ and it costs a lot more $$$ to train up and hire the SAs to run
it. There are other options like AFS too, but people tend to be put off by
the learning curve and the fact it's an extra rather than something that
is packaged with the OS.

Do you happen to have links to GridFS and other systems you mentioned?


Google, surprisingly, did not find Big Blue's 'RedBook' fingerprints so much as University work, some with Government funding (US, Chinese, Brazilain, rench, et al):

Overview with more links:


a(free) .pdf:


Standards bodies (fee):



Other (fee) publications



- most citations indicate implementations that appear to rely heavily on AFS legacy.

Also of interest 'Distributed Shared Memory':


But a brief scan of those that were 'free' brings up the question:

'Just who is it that actually NEEDS this anyway?'

Bill Hacker

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