disadvantages of a linux cluster

Karen Shaeffer shaeffer at neuralscape.com
Tue Nov 12 16:15:48 PST 2002

On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 03:39:57PM -0500, Donald Becker wrote:
> A previous posting implied that the reason the disks are slow is that
> the are IDE.  That's not a reason.  The issue is that the disks are
> laptop 2.5" drives, where the market wants low power, shock handling and
> silence, not high transfer rates. 

They also are not designed for heavy duty. Those laptop IDE drives are
engineered based on the assumption they will be accessed infrequently. Take
a close look at the fine print associated with the MTBF numbers.

 Karen Shaeffer
 Neuralscape; Santa Cruz, Ca. 95060
 shaeffer at neuralscape.com  http://www.neuralscape.com

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