I have this pet project, playing with the Lustre Cluster FS. Is there anything 
similar to this that would run with FreeBSD as the host? ( Clients supported 
would HAVE to be linux,freebsd, Win32, OSX, ideally over standard protocols 
with no need for special driver).

I seem to remember that ggate,  in the GEOM stack, allows for storage over 
different nodes, but reading about ggate i am not sure it provides what I'm 
after :

- storage over a number of nodes (few or large number).

ggate provides remote volume. simply.

- abstract view of the storage from the client's point of view ( 1 TB storage, 
doesnt matter how this is setup).

- dynamic sizing : add servers, storage grows.

no. you may have more remote/virtual volumes,

- resilience to node loss.


as every good unix tool, doesn't do everything, it does one thing just right, remote volumes for ggate.

use ggate with gmirror and gconcat :)
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