[Beowulf] RE: Capitalization Rates - How often should you replace a cluster? (resent - 1st sending wasn't posted ).

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Sun Jan 18 17:43:12 EST 2009


On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 08:10:43PM -0500, Mark Hahn wrote:
>> The question was raised as "When should all these servers be upgraded or replaced again?"
>
> 3-5 years, IMO.  if you replace hardware in <3 years, you're obviously
> burning money.

After factoring in rent and utilities, my replacement time is < 3
years. So what's obvious to you doesn't seem very obvious to me!

-- greg



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