[Beowulf] 32 nodes cluster price

Michael Huntingdon hunting at ix.netcom.com
Thu Oct 4 21:16:10 EDT 2007


Actually Mark..I just did an HP DL320 (the system I believe you were 
talking about) with 9TB (12x750 SATA) for a client for under $8K. 
This include $400 or so for three years of on site services, before 
requesting any additional (special) discount. So your $11K estimate 
is more than a bit high.

~m

At 03:56 PM 10/4/2007, Joe Landman wrote:
>Mark Hahn wrote:
>
>[...]
>
> > if you're really taking the extreme of high disk-to-cpu ratio,
> > HP has a product which puts 14xSATA disks in 2U with a single socket
> > for about $11k (US list).  sun's thumper is 48x750 in 4U, I think; I don't
> > know what kind of cpu it has locally.
>
>... FWIW our JackRabbit unit supports 48 x 1TB (1000GB) drives in 5U ...
>
>A terabyte here, a terabyte there, and soon you are talking about real
>storage ... :)
>
>Sun uses Opteron 280's, which are dual core socket 940 processors.  They
>are limited to 4 cores and 16 GB ram.  Again, FWIW, our JackRabbit can
>hit 16 cores and 64 GB ram.
>
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