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Re: Anyone using a SAN?

From: Michael Stone <mstone+postgres(at)mathom(dot)us>
To: C(dot) Bergström <cbergstrom(at)netsyncro(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Anyone using a SAN?
Date: 2008-02-20 15:35:39
Message-ID: 20080220153537.GP3001@mathom.us (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 02:52:42PM +0100, C. Bergström wrote:
>Can be, but may I point to a recent posting on Beowulf ml [1] and the
>article it references [2] Showing that the per node price of SDR IB has
>come down far enough to in some cases compete with GigE.  ymmv, but I'm
>in the planning phase for a massive storage system and it's something
>we're looking into.  Just thought I'd share

For HPC, maybe. For other sectors, it's hard to compete with the free 
GBE that comes with the machine, and that low price doesn't reflect the 
cost of extending an oddball network infrastructure outside of a cluster.

Mike Stone

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