[Beowulf] Re: Cooling vs HW replacement

David Mathog mathog at mendel.bio.caltech.edu
Fri Jan 21 16:26:20 EST 2005

> On Fri, 21 Jan 2005, Robert G. Brown	wrote

> > > 	2. higher reliability - typically 1.2-1.4M hours, and usually 
> > > 	specified under higher load. 

> Has anyone observed that a megahour is 114 years?  Has anyone observed
> that this is so ludicrous a figure as to be totally meaningless?  Show
> me a single disk on the planet that will run, under load, for a mere two
> decades and I'll bow down before it and start sacrificing chickens.


David Mathog
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