[Beowulf] storage server hardware considerations

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Wed Jul 15 12:43:44 EDT 2009


I'm thinking about building a moderately fast network storage server 
using a striped array of SSD disks.  I'm not sure how much such a device 
would benefit from being dual processor and whether the latest Nehalem 
chips would be better than the older in the tooth (and less expensive) 
AMD Opteron offerings.  I'm almost certainly going to be limited at the 
moment by using GigE, but would like to move to Infiniband in future. 
Thoughts?

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