[Beowulf] storage server hardware considerations
jan.heichler at gmx.net
Wed Jul 15 09:48:32 PDT 2009
Mittwoch, 15. Juli 2009, meintest Du:
OP> I'm thinking about building a moderately fast network storage server
OP> using a striped array of SSD disks. I'm not sure how much such a device
OP> would benefit from being dual processor and whether the latest Nehalem
OP> chips would be better than the older in the tooth (and less expensive)
OP> AMD Opteron offerings. I'm almost certainly going to be limited at the
OP> moment by using GigE, but would like to move to Infiniband in future.
Can you give a bit more Info?
Network Storage Server = NFS?
What speed do you want to reach?
In general: RAM does help, CPU power is normally not necessary.
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