[Beowulf] Big storage

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Thu Aug 23 12:26:47 EDT 2007


On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 11:12:46AM +0200, Jakob Oestergaard wrote:

> One setup I was looking at, is simply using SunFire X4500 systems (you can put
> 48 standard 3.5" SATA drives in each 4U system). Assuming I can buy them with
> 1T SATA drives shortly, I could start out with 3 systems (12U) and grow the
> entire setup to 1P with 22 systems in little over two full racks.

You can buy whitebox units with similiar size and capacity -- the
reseler who showed me one on Tuesday said they were built by the same
company that builds them for Sun.

I suspect the main pain will be keeping up with disk failures, and not
goofing up and replacing the wrong disk.

-- greg

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