File systems that already existed during GFS - GPFS/Lustre/AFS

Why GFS was built instead of using existing ones?

  1. GPFS and Lustre are paid systems(could be the main reason)
  2. Specialized workflows

Most common solutions to problems that come up:

  1. Batching
  2. Pipelining
  3. Separation of control and data flow


Weakly consistent Mitigates consistency maintenance to its applications


Satisfying the need is the main goal and to have that industries try to create simple system designs.