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Re: Partitioning / Clustering

From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: Adam Haberlach <adam(at)mediariffic(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Partitioning / Clustering
Date: 2005-05-11 04:12:24
Message-ID: 20050511041224.GA1475@wolff.to (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, May 10, 2005 at 08:02:50 -0700,
  Adam Haberlach <adam(at)mediariffic(dot)com> wrote:
> 
> 
> With all the Opteron v. Xeon around here, and talk of $30,000 machines,
> perhaps it would be worth exploring the option of buying 10 cheapass
> machines for $300 each.  At the moment, that $300 buys you, from Dell, a
> 2.5Ghz Pentium 4 w/ 256mb of RAM and a 40Gb hard drive and gigabit ethernet.
> The aggregate CPU and bandwidth is pretty stupendous, but not as easy to
> harness as a single machine.

That isn't going to be ECC ram. I don't think you really want to use
non-ECC ram in a critical database.

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