>>>>> "JB" == Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> writes:
>> FYI ... the 750s, 1850s and 2850s use Intel chipsets (E7520 on 1850s
>> and 2850s, 7210 on 750s), Intel NICs, and come only with LSI Logic
>> RAID controllers. It looks like Dell has dropped the
>> Broadcom/ServerWorks and Adaptec junk.
JB> I don't know if Vivek is on this list; I think he just had a
JB> critical failure with one of the new Dells with LSI.
I'm here, but time delayed :-)
No critical failures on the Dell, just performance failure. It can't
keep up. You'd think with a box like this:
Dual Xeon (32 bit)
PERC3 (LSI based controller) dual channel
chan0: RAID1 two disks for OS + pg_xlog
chan1: RAID5 14 disks U320 18Gb
I should get better than a sustained 6MB/s I/O throughput with peaks
to 30MB/s and about 30% the tracks/sec others report with name-brand
LSI controllers with Opteron systems.
The computer is wicked fast, but the I/O can't hold up, and I can't
get a straight answer as to why.
I'm no closer to solving the vendor problem than anyone else here.
Vivek Khera, Ph.D. Khera Communications, Inc.
Internet: khera(at)kciLink(dot)com Rockville, MD +1-301-869-4449 x806
AIM: vivekkhera Y!: vivek_khera http://www.khera.org/~vivek/
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