[Beowulf] 32 nodes cluster price

John Van Workum jdvw at tticluster.com
Fri Oct 5 04:12:07 PDT 2007


We are pricing out a modest storage system too. We are looking at using
Areca (http://www.areca.com.tw/products/pcie341.htm). Their new Intel 800MHz
IOP341 I/O processor based RAID cards with 2GB cache look impressive. Anyone
have experience with these? Seems 3Ware are more popular on this list.

Regards,
John

On 10/5/07, andrew holway <andrew at moonet.co.uk> wrote:
>
> I just did a quote for 10TB storage.
>
> 3Ware Escalade 9650SE + battery backup (16 port)
> 12 x Hitachi 1TB Enterprise SATAII in raid 6
> 2 x Intel Xeon Woodcrest 5160 - 3GHz
> 8 x 2048MB DDRII-667
>
> All for £6,886.00
>
> Which I realise would buy a small house in the USA at the moment :)
>
> Ta
>
> Andy
>
>
>
> On 05/10/2007, Leif Nixon <nixon at nsc.liu.se> wrote:
> > 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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