UC Santa Cruz
Ceph: A Scalable, High-Performance Distributed File System
- Author(s): Weil, Sage
- Brandt, Scott A
- Miller, Ethan L
- Long, Darrell D. E.
- Maltzahn, Carlos
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://www.usenix.org/events/osdi06/tech/full_papers/weil/weil.pdf
We have developed Ceph, a distributed file system that provides excellent performance, reliability, and scala- bility. Ceph maximizes the separation between data and metadata management by replacing allocation ta- bles with a pseudo-random data distribution function (CRUSH) designed for heterogeneous and dynamic clus- ters of unreliable object storage devices (OSDs). We leverage device intelligence by distributing data replica- tion, failure detection and recovery to semi-autonomous OSDs running a specialized local object file system. A dynamic distributed metadata cluster provides extremely efficient metadata management and seamlessly adapts to a wide range of general purpose and scientific comput- ing file system workloads. Performance measurements under a variety of workloads show that Ceph has ex- cellent I/O performance and scalable metadata manage- ment, supporting more than 250,000 metadata operations per second.
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