[LON-CAPA-admin] Server Suggestions

lucasm at ohiou.edu lucasm at ohiou.edu
Mon Mar 27 15:08:49 EST 2006


Thanks for the scoop! I've been sort of ignoring/avoiding/forgetting about 
the raid slowness. If I remember right, RAID 1, which is what Hon-Kie is 
using, is faster than RAID 5. Is that correct?

Are there any significant disk speed improvements for the 6850 over the 
2850, or are you basically paying extra for lots of redundancy?


On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, Guy Albertelli II wrote:

> Hi Mark,
>> Does anyone have suggestions? One obvious option is pick up two 2850s. How
>> much of an advantage is a 6850? Are there suggestions of nice AMD systems
>> that people have been happy with?
> We have a dual processor, dual core AMD access server that is really
> quite impressive performance wise. Kicks the butt of the dual Xeon we
> bought around the same time. (Even taking into account the double
> processor advantage the AMD has.)
> (It's an HP, we had issues during the install, some dists didn't even
> work on it (SuSE 9ish I believe), but RHEL installed fine and it's
> been running great all year.)
> With the Dell the megaraid hardware contines to be not great (we've
> had performance issues, sometime quite severe, with it (backups that
> took 10 hours, ugh.)) but overall it has served us well over the past
> 2 years.
> -- 
> guy at albertelli.com   0-7-1-8-27,137
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Mark Lucas					email: lucasm at ohiou.edu
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