[Beowulf] 32 nodes cluster price

andrew holway andrew at moonet.co.uk
Fri Oct 5 04:30:40 EDT 2007


I just did a quote for 10TB storage.

3Ware Escalade 9650SE + battery backup (16 port)
12 x Hitachi 1TB Enterprise SATAII in raid 6
2 x Intel Xeon Woodcrest 5160 - 3GHz
8 x 2048MB DDRII-667

All for £6,886.00

Which I realise would buy a small house in the USA at the moment :)

Ta

Andy



On 05/10/2007, Leif Nixon <nixon at nsc.liu.se> wrote:
> Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> writes:
>
> >> 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.
> >
> > well, it was 14 disks (it's a model that mounts two more disks in the back),
> > and the price came straight off HP's website...  (I may have included an IB
> > card, too.)
> >
> > if anyone from HP is listening, a model with two quad-core-capable
> > sockets would be a good move.  think of it as the perfect map-reduce
> > brick ;)
>
> I'd prefer they put their effort into supplying a raid controller that
> can actually detect corrupt raid sets. (cf. the recent thread "Big storage")
>
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