[Beowulf] PetaBytes on a budget, take 2

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Jul 21 09:09:51 PDT 2011

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 11:45:28AM -0400, Douglas Eadline wrote:
> I'm curious, has anyone tried building one of these or know
> of anyone who has?
> Seems like a cheap solution for raw backup.

We use quite a few of wire-shelved HP N36L with 8 GByte 
ECC DDR3 RAM and 4x 3 TByte Hitachi drives with zfs, 
running NexentaCore and napp-it. They export via NFS 
and CIFS, but in principle you could use these for a cluster FS.

> --
> Doug
> >
> > http://blog.backblaze.com/2011/07/20/petabytes-on-a-budget-v2-0revealing-more-secrets/

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