[Beowulf] Software RAID?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Sat Nov 24 20:52:25 PST 2007

stephen mulcahy wrote:

> I'd note that battery backed caches on the RAID cards I've looked at in 
> the last few months seem to come at a *significant* premium over the 
> base price of the card (50-100% type significant).

Hmmm.... those must be either really expensive batteries, or really 
cheap cards then.  Typical battery prices we see are ~$100USD.  Typical 
card prices (for good cards) start around $300USD and go up from there ...

> Not a reason not to opt for it, but the cost-benefit of a battery-backed 
> cache versus a UPS backed server might be worth investigating.

A good rack mount UPS will be ~$1000USD or more.  A good deskside UPS 
would be about 1/4th of that.

> -stephen

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