publication . Article . Conference object . Other literature type . 2003

The Google file system

Ghemawat, Sanjay; Gobioff, Howard; Leung, Shun-Tak;
  • Published: 01 Dec 2003 Journal: ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, volume 37, pages 29-43 (issn: 0163-5980, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
We have designed and implemented the Google File System, a scalable distributed file system for large distributed data-intensive applications. It provides fault tolerance while running on inexpensive commodity hardware, and it delivers high aggregate performance to a large number of clients. While sharing many of the same goals as previous distributed file systems, our design has been driven by observations of our application workloads and technological environment, both current and anticipated, that reflect a marked departure from some earlier file system assumptions. This has led us to reexamine traditional choices and explore radically different design points...
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