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7.10 Software Striping




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This article is from the storage FAQ part1, by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.

7.10 Software Striping

    Silicon Graphics provides software striping of SCSI disks; thus your
host can effectively act as a RAID controller, providing flexibility
and probably reduced price, possibly with a performance penalty in the
form of increased CPU overhead. However, it probably means that it can
spread the I/O load over multiple I/O controllers.

(similar features in other systems? SHMO --rdv)

RAID0 is in late beta under Linux. (evesg@etlcom3.etl.go.jp (Gjoen
Stein), 95/10/6)

sdsadmin on the HP 7xx line does raid 0 striping and works well.
this is also apparently possible on the 8xx machines using LVM.
sdsadmin is due to disappear with hpux 10, replaced by LVM.

I believe the Advanced FS on Alphas can also do raid 0.

(mark hahn, hahn@neurocog.lrdc.pitt.edu, 94/11/17)

ATTO Technology	has ExpressStripe, which does software striping on a
Mac.

Cyranix	http://www.cyranex.com makes EZRAID PRO (RAID 0,1,4,5) for
OS/2.  Voice: +1 613 738 3864 Fax: +1 613 738 3871
    

 

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