[Beowulf] File server dual opteron suggestions?

Alan Louis Scheinine scheinin at crs4.it
Fri Aug 4 04:11:46 EDT 2006


David Mathog wrote:
  > We'll probably go with midrange Ultra320 SCSI internal disks again
  > (10K 74Gb drives from Maxtor or Seagate) since the high end SATA
  > drives cost nearly as much for the same capacity.

  > 4 x 74 Gb disks Ultra320 (or make an argument for a particular SATA)

Have you considered SAS?  I don't know what is the performance of the
controllers actually available today, but in theory, since each disk has
its own channel SAS could be faster than SCSI.

best regards,
Alan
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