On Wed, 13 Feb 2008, Rory Campbell-Lange wrote:
> 4 x 147GB 15000 rpm SCSI in RAID 10 with 320-1 RAID CARD + 64MB cache BBU
> 2x Intel Xeon E5405 / 4x 2.00GHz / 1333MHz FSB / 12MB cache
> 6GB RAM
> Cost around 2320 GBP -- it would be great to get it under 2000
> Needs to be in the UK.
> I would be grateful for any comments. I'm particularly out of date about
> the best processors to go for. DNUK also have Opteron as an option.
That sounds pretty good. It should run postgres fairly well, especially if
you have quite a few parallel queries coming in. You won't need a bigger
BBU cache if it's read-heavy. You'll have eight CPU cores, which is good.
And RAID 10 is good.
As for Intel/AMD, I think they're neck-and-neck at the moment. Both are
Of course, we over here have no idea how much actual read traffic there
will be, so you may be massively over-providing or it may be woefully
inadequate, but this machine looks like a fairly good buy for the price.
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