IBM announced on Tuesday that it has starting shipping version 3.2 of its GPFS parallel file system. Some improvements from the release
Policy-driven automation, a flexible rule-based processing technique that allows matching the cost, performance or reliability of storage to the value of the data to improve overall performance. Alternately, this may also provide a cost savings to the customer by automatically and transparently moving data (without a path change) to less expensive storage when performance is not critical for that data.
Clustered network file system (NFS), a scalable, management feature that enables storage administrators to easily deploy and manage a clustered file-serving solution.
GPFS is supported on IBM’s AIX and “selected versions” of Red Hat and SUSE Linux.