[Gllug] re: dual Xeon/Opteron server
doug at pigeonhold.com
Thu Jul 29 09:13:44 UTC 2004
> Call me a philistine if you will, but if I were building a high performance
> dual-processor server I would want to use the latest SCSI discs and controller
> technology for both speed and reliability.
> Using serial ATA discs on a high spec machine, IMHO, would seem to be spoiling
> the shi[p for a ha'porth of tar !
With very cheap SATA hardware, just mirror everything and be done with
it. Carry a couple of spares and expect failures. Much much much
cheaper, and not really any less reliable.
A dual opteron box only sets you back a couple of grand. It's hardly
worth the vast extra expense of SCSI just for a rather dubious increase
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