Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Christian Mohrbacher and Sven Breuner about FraunhoferFS (FhGFS). FraunhoferFS (FhGFS) is the high-performance parallel file system from the Fraunhofer Competence Center for High Performance Computing. Its distributed metadata architecture has been designed to provide the scalability and flexibility that is required to run today's most demanding HPC applications.
Sven Breuner decided early to focus on design and development of performance-critical parallel and distributed applications. He joined the Fraunhofer Competence Center for High Performance Computing (CC-HPC) in 2005, after receiving his Bachelor degree in computer science with a thesis on process management on heterogeneous compute clusters. At Fraunhofer, he developed the initial architecture design of the Fraunhofer Parallel File System (FhGFS). In 2008, he received a Master degree in computer science with a thesis on efficient distributed metadata management in parallel file systems. With his substantial knowledge in storage systems, Linux kernel development and fast interconnects, he is currently leading the file system development team within the CC-HPC.
Christian Mohrbacher joined the Fraunhofer Competence Center for High Performance Computing in 2008 to complete his diploma thesis. There, he focused on parallel filesystems, especially FhGFS and joined the parallel file system group directly after receiving his degree in computer science.