[Beowulf] SSDs for HPC?

Michael Di Domenico mdidomenico4 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 08:05:38 PDT 2014

On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 10:57 AM, Joe Landman
<landman at scalableinformatics.com> wrote:
> From a general purpose point of view, Intel and Samsung make great lower end
> devices.  SanDisk makes great higher end devices.  We are working on getting
> some Toshiba's and a few others for enterprise to ultra-high-end testing.
> With some of the SSDs, we found that a hot plug event was permanently
> terminal to the device.  Neat, huh?  Other SSDs we played with had 40+%
> failure rates.

is that 40% infant mortality or after some period of time?

i've held off on ssd's in our environment mostly because of the
general feeling that ssd's still have a much shorter life expectancy
then hdd's.  some anecdotal evidence would be helpful.

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