Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 12:28:22 -0500, Vivek Khera <khera(at)kcilink(dot)com> wrote:
>>>>>>>"a" == alex <alex(at)meerkatsoft(dot)com> writes:
>>a> We are currently looking at Dell / HP
>>a> but the questions is
>>a> - how many processors (2 or 4)
>>a> - do we gain with 4 cpus if we probably never have a few users connected
>>a> - what processors are recommended Opteron / Xeon / Itanium
>>a> - how much memory ? 2GB ? 4GB ?
>>a> - Disks, i guess we go with Raid5, 15k SCSI
>>a> - what OS ? Suse / RHE3 / Fedora /
>>a> - Disk controller ?
>>Run, do not walk, from your Dell solution. I've never been able to
>>get "expected" performance from those boxes. They seem to do
>>something to the RAID controllers to make them not work as fast as one
>>would expect the equivalent name-brand part (eg, LSI RAID card or
>>Adaptec RAID card) and similar disk drives.
> Hate to burst your bubble, but the RAID controller that Dell ships is
> an Adaptec OEM. Dell just rebrands them.
Dell is known for having their own 'version' of hardware made,
specifically to reduce the cost of the machines. I don't know that this
is the case with this adapter, but I would not ever purchase another
Until later, Geoffrey
In response to
pgsql-general by date
|Next:||From: Junaili Lie||Date: 2004-12-23 01:03:56|
|Subject: migrating from mysql|
|Previous:||From: Ed L.||Date: 2004-12-22 23:57:20|
|Subject: converting unique index into primary key|