[Beowulf] storage server hardware considerations

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 20:13:54 EDT 2009


On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 1:36 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> If it has to be cheap I'd take e.g. a Sun with 8x 2.5" SATA drives,
> using 300 GByte WD VelociRaptors as a stripe over mirrors, or 15
> krpm SAS drives.
>
> Right now you can populate a SuperMicro chassis with 16x SATA 3.5"
> achieving e.g. a 24 GByte dual-socket Nehalem with 32 TByte raw
> storage (WD RE4; 4.8 TByte with WD VelociRaptor) for about
> 6.2 kEUR sans VAT.

Eugen, your setup seems very close to what I might go for. The cost
seems attractive too. Do you know what kind of IOPS and MB/sec you are
getting on this setup?

-- 
Rahul
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