[Beowulf] noobs: what comes next?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Jun 24 01:31:43 PDT 2009

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 06:24:33PM -0500, Geoff Jacobs wrote:

> Transfer speed gets a speed bump with 10k Velociraptors, but it's not

Velociraptors are mostly for high-IOPS applications, they're not
that fast.


> that huge a bump. You're better off buying cheap WD Caviar Greens and
> spending the difference on RAM. Please note, RAID is not a backup
> method, it's to increase the resiliency of the filesystem.

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