On January 11, 2019, AzureCAT published significant updates to the Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure e-book. The ebook still gives you the scoop from the team's performance tests of Lustre, GlusterFS, and BeeGFS. But now it includes a new BeeGFS template library, complete with sample templates and scripts, that deploy the BeeGFS Parallel Virtual File System (PVFS). This template set provides a specific storage scenario for an HPC workload.
This guide documents the results of a series of performance tests on Azure to measure the scalability of Lustre, GlusterFS, and BeeGFS. Using a default configuration, AzureCAT discovered how critical performance tuning is when designing PVFSs on Azure. Use these results as a baseline and guide for sizing the servers and storage configuration you need to meet your I/O performance requirements.
This e-book was written by Kanchan Mehrotra, Tony Wu, and Rakesh Patil. It was reviewed by Solliance and edited by Nanette Ray.