[Beowulf] petabyte for $117k

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue Sep 1 12:23:56 EDT 2009


Jeff Layton wrote:
> I saw that as well (storagemojo blog). Looks interesting but I need to 
> read the pdf since there are some pieces I'm missing.
> 
> Cool concept. There are some others like it as well - low performance 
> storage but lots of capacity ("cheap and deep"). I think it can make 
> alot of sense in my situations (just my 2 cents).

Cool!  We've been doing something like this (concept) for a while with 
Delta-V (http://scalableinformatics.com/delta-v), though we add higher 
performance layers atop this, and a number of automation bits, not to 
mention iSCSI, SRP, AoE, iSER, ..., NFS/SMB/...

They go the minimal price route on everything.  Desktop drives, non-ecc 
memory, desktop motherboard, etc.  Low performance, but probably good 
for cold data of large size.


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