In this blog post, Joe Landman, discusses the future of kernel-specific version subsystems including Lustre, Xen, OFED, and Gluster.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Gluster has a number of specific advantages over Lustre, including no centralized metadata server. But it also allows local mounting of the file system with no loss of performance. They have a translator to provide local file system scheduler preference called NUFA, that exploits this. You don’t need to use it, but you can.”
Read the full post on scalability.org