People familiar with the matter reveal that Apple on Wednesday provided developers with „ZFS on Mac OS X Preview 1.1” and associated documentation, in which the company asserted that it alone was responsible for porting the filesystem to Mac OS X.
The developer release, those people familiar with the matter say, is a telltale sign that Apple plans further adoption of ZFS under Mac OS X as the operating system matures. It’s further believed that ZFS is a candidate to eventually succeed HFS+ as the default file system for Mac OS X – an unfulfilled claim already made in regard to Leopard by Sun’s chief executive Jonathan Schwartz back in June.
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IBM is releasing a new version of its General Parallel File System (GPFS) for serious data crunchers.
GPFS caters to hardcore users trying to run a file system across numerous systems. It provides shared access to the files regardless of what box in particular they are sitting on. IBM says GPFS can support access speeds of 130+GB/sec to a single file on a 2PB file system.