This release features many additions, improvements, bug fixes, and stability updates to the code base. Among others, this release includes considerable overhauls of dependency scripts, testing facilities, and documentation as well as optimized metadata operations and a new distribution mode (the guided distributor) which allows defining a specific distribution of data on a per directory or file basis. Moreover, GekkoFS is now using C++17 and supports the most recent dependencies. Finally, GekkoFS is now published under the GNU General Public License version 3. Please refer to the change log for more detailed information.
BSC Storage Team participates in the ADMIRE European Project, coordinated by UC3M.
The GekkoFS file system jointly developed by BSC’s SSEC and JGU’s ECS teams takes the number 7 spot in the IO500’s ‘10-Node Challenge’ and the 25th overall.
This release adds a new execution mode called GekkoFWD that allows GekkoFS to be used as a user-level I/O forwarding infrastructure. Many thanks to Jean Bez for this huge contribution. This release also brings support for Verbs and Omni-Path as communication protocols plus improved stability to the code base through the addition of a Python testing harness designed to assist developers with integration tests.
The GekkoFS file system jointly developed by BSC’s SSEC and JGU’s ECS teams takes the number 6 spot in the IO500’s ‘10-Node Challenge’ and the 26th overall.