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Re: Need help with 8.4 Performance Testing

From: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com
Cc: david(at)lang(dot)hm, "Robert Haas" <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, "Scott Carey" <scott(at)richrelevance(dot)com>, "Jean-David Beyer" <jeandavid8(at)verizon(dot)net>, "pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Need help with 8.4 Performance Testing
Date: 2008-12-13 19:45:46
Message-ID: dcc563d10812131145n2bebc7d1le667872bfebb7be4@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 11:37 AM, Joshua D. Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-12-13 at 07:44 -0800, david(at)lang(dot)hm wrote:
>> On Sat, 13 Dec 2008, Robert Haas wrote:
>
>> > This may be a little off-topic, but I'd be interested in hearing more
>> > details about how you (or others) would do this...  manufacturer,
>> > model, configuration?  How many hard drives do you need to get 25
>> > spindles?  And where can you get that many 15K hard drives for under
>> > $10K?  My lack of experience in this area is showing here, but,
>> > seriously, any suggestions appreciated.
>>
>
> http://h71016.www7.hp.com/ctoBases.asp?oi=E9CED&BEID=19701&SBLID=&ProductLineId=450&FamilyId=2570&LowBaseId=15222&LowPrice=$1,899.00&familyviewgroup=757&viewtype=Matrix
>
> Retail cost, 15k, 36GB drives, ~ 12k. A phone call and threat of buying
> dell gets its for ~ 10k.

I prefer to deal with companies that I don't have to horse trade with
to get a good deal.  You can threaten dell and get good deals, but if
you're not watching, and let your boss handle an order suddenly you've
got an $800 Perc 5e on your hands.

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