Terascala announced on Tuesday that it and Open Grid Computing would be demonstrating pNFS in the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program at SC08 next week.
pNFS (also referred to as parallel NFS or NFS V4.1) is an extension to NFS v4 that provides support for direct parallel storage access. pNFS is designed to leverage the full performance and scalability aspects of a parallel file system while maintaining compatibility with the widely-used NFS file system. The standard is being driven as an open source project by leading storage vendors in an effort to meet next-generation storage challenges.
The demonstration will include the latest RDMA drivers developed by Open Grid Computing for the Terascala RTS 1000, a storage appliance that works on both Ethernet and IB networks.