GlusterFS (GNU Cluster File System) is designed to scale to peta-bytes of data and handle massive aggregated I/O bandwidth. GlusterFS is part of the Gluster Project (GNU Clustering Platform) and has been released under GNU GPL v2 (or later) license.
The current release of GlusterFS is running stable and performs exceedingly well against NFS please refer to benchmarks at http://www.gluster.org/docs/index.php/GlusterFS_Benchmarks for benchmark comparison.
The next release (1.3-BENKI) will have further enhancements such as "ib-verbs", Infiniband RDMA transport, asynchronous I/O and epoll
leading to much lower latency and more POSIX correctness.
GlusterFS runs commodity storage hardware with GigE or Infiniband interconnect. It is easy to setup GlusterFS. To get quickly started with
GlusterFS, simply follow the instructions at http://www.gluster.org/docs/index.php/Getting_Started_with_GlusterFS
GlusterFS download link: http://www.gluster.org/glusterfs.php
Documentation link: http://gluster.org/docs/index.php/GlusterFS
Please CC your discussions to gluster-devel (at) nongnu.org.
Gluster Core Team.