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Word of the Day: CRUSH



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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“CRUSH is an algorithm that can calculate the physical location of data in Ceph, given the object name, cluster map and CRUSH rules as input.”Dmitry Ukov

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is CRUSH (Controlled Replication Under Scalable Hashing), a hash-based algorithm for calculating how and where to store and retrieve data in a distributed object–based storage cluster. Continued…

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hashing
algorithm
distributed file system
clustered storage
object storage
Ceph

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