Network File System

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Network File System

(networking, operating system)
(NFS) A protocol developed by Sun Microsystems, and defined in RFC 1094, which allows a computer to access files over a network as if they were on its local disks. This protocol has been incorporated in products by more than two hundred companies, and is now a de facto standard. NFS is implemented using a connectionless protocol (UDP) in order to make it stateless.

See Nightmare File System, WebNFS.
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Apache Hadoop [3]: software for data-intensive distributed applications, based in the MapReduce programming model and a distributed file system called Hadoop Distributed Filesystem (HDFS).
Apache HBase [4]: non-relational columnar distributed database designed to run on top of Hadoop Distributed Filesystem (HDFS).
Filesystems developed over the last 15 to 20 years such as AFS attempted to solve the WAN file-sharing problem using a distributed filesystem architecture which unites disparate file servers at remote offices into a single logical filesystem.
Together, the EFGs and CS implement a distributed filesystem and communicate using a WAN-optimized protocol.
Using distributed filesystem mounts located in Reno, NV, Rochester, NY, Dresden, Germany and Bloomington, Indiana, IU ran five simultaneous applications representing fields as diverse as high energy physics and digital humanities.
iShared features include the WAFS distributed filesystem with native support for Windows Print, DNS/DHCP, Domain Controller functions, together with application-intelligent caching.
CXFS makes a distributed filesystem look like a single local filesystem, while delivering the same performance as XFS(R), the industry-leading SGI(R) filesystem that is widely recognized as the most scalable, highest performance filesystem available.
com), a developer and provider of high-performance, enterprise-class networked storage solutions, announced today that Sandia National Laboratories has purchased an InfinARRAY single-image distributed filesystem for its Vplant supercomputing cluster.
InfinARRAY is a global, single-image, distributed filesystem designed for high-performance computing clusters.
The second unique feature of Tricord's file system software is the ability to enable a true distributed filesystem in which all computers on a SAN see the same image of all files within the file system -- regardless of how many disks are used.
A true distributed filesystem also enables data-intensive applications to support significantly more users than they do today, with quicker response to service requests.

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