[Beowulf] Building new cluster - estimate

Mikhail Kuzminsky kus at free.net
Wed Aug 6 08:39:43 PDT 2008

In message from Gerry Creager <gerry.creager at tamu.edu> (Wed, 06 Aug 
2008 09:59:59 -0500):
>Robert Kubrick wrote:
>> Or use solid-state data disks? Does anybody here have experience 
>> SSD disk in HPC?
>Not on OUR budget! ;-)

It was the proposal for journal part only ;-)

SSD/flash disks (for increasing of lifetime) attempt not to erase data 
really - if it's physically possible. But if I use practically whole 
HDD partition for scratch files (and therefore whole SSD) - IMHO it'll 
be impossible not to erase flash RAM. What will be w/SSD disk lifetime 
in that case ?

Mikhail Kuzminsky
Computer Assistance to Chemical Research
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry


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