[Beowulf] 32 nodes cluster price

Leif Nixon nixon at nsc.liu.se
Thu Oct 4 23:51:07 PDT 2007

Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> writes:

>> Actually Mark..I just did an HP DL320 (the system I believe you were
>> talking about) with 9TB (12x750 SATA) for a client for under $8K.
>> This include $400 or so for three years of on site services, before
>> requesting any additional (special) discount. So your $11K estimate
>> is more than a bit high.
> well, it was 14 disks (it's a model that mounts two more disks in the back),
> and the price came straight off HP's website...  (I may have included an IB
> card, too.)
> if anyone from HP is listening, a model with two quad-core-capable
> sockets would be a good move.  think of it as the perfect map-reduce
> brick ;)

I'd prefer they put their effort into supplying a raid controller that
can actually detect corrupt raid sets. (cf. the recent thread "Big storage")

Leif Nixon                       -            Systems expert
National Supercomputer Centre    -      Linkoping University

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