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Title: Distributed metadata servers for cluster file systems using shared low latency persistent key-value metadata store

A cluster file system is provided having a plurality of distributed metadata servers with shared access to one or more shared low latency persistent key-value metadata stores. A metadata server comprises an abstract storage interface comprising a software interface module that communicates with at least one shared persistent key-value metadata store providing a key-value interface for persistent storage of key-value metadata. The software interface module provides the key-value metadata to the at least one shared persistent key-value metadata store in a key-value format. The shared persistent key-value metadata store is accessed by a plurality of metadata servers. A metadata request can be processed by a given metadata server independently of other metadata servers in the cluster file system. A distributed metadata storage environment is also disclosed that comprises a plurality of metadata servers having an abstract storage interface to at least one shared persistent key-value metadata store.
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EMC IP Holding Company LLC (Hopkinton, MA); Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
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Patent File Date: 2015 Mar 20
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Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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United States

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