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IBM Showcases General Parallel File System

The International Business Machines (IBM) on Thursday demonstrated extensive abilities of its large scale storage machine.

IBM showcased its large scale storage machine named, General Parallel File System (GPFS) that can scan through a large amount of data within a few seconds time. The machine scanned 10 billion files in precisely 43 seconds.

"GPFS's advanced algorithm makes possible the full use of all processor cores on all of these machines. Today's demonstration of GPFS scalability will pave the way for new products that address the challenges of a rapidly growing, multi-zettabyte world," stated Doug Balog, the vice president for storage division at the Big Blue (opens in new tab).

The Armonk, New York-based technology and consulting company, IBM broke its own record of 2007 that it created by scanning through one billion files in around three hours’ time. The present demonstrated scanned files 37 times faster than the one that took place during Supercomputing conference in 2007 at Reno, NV.

Deploying enterprise-scale machines on today’s platforms greatly reduces the process of data management, time consumption, and cost of infrastructure for the companies. The GPFS is run on a compilation of 10 core systems along with 6.8 terabytes of storage space.

Ravi Mandalia
Ravi Mandalia

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