Google File System
Google File System (GFS or GoogleFS) is a proprietary distributed file system developed by Google Inc. for its own use. It is designed to provide efficient, reliable access to data using large clusters of commodity hardware. A new version of the Google File System is codenamed Colossus.
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... Distributed file systems, which also are parallel and fault tolerant, stripe and replicate data over multiple servers for high performance and to maintain data integrity ... The file systems are used in both high-performance computing (HPC) and high-availability clusters ... All file systems listed here focus on high availability, scalability and high performance unless otherwise stated below ...
... results, when used with relatively small number of servers (15), the file system achieves reading performance comparable to that of a single disk (80–100 MB/s), but has a ...
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