[Beowulf] storage server hardware considerations

Jan Heichler jan.heichler at gmx.net
Wed Jul 15 12:48:32 EDT 2009


Hallo Orion,

Mittwoch, 15. Juli 2009, meintest Du:

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

Can you give a bit more Info?

Network Storage Server = NFS?

Why SSDs? 

What speed do you want to reach?

In general: RAM does help, CPU power is normally not necessary.

Jan
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