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Re: Hardware suggestions for high performance 8.3

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>
Cc: Henrik <henke(at)mac(dot)se>, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Hardware suggestions for high performance 8.3
Date: 2008-06-27 06:21:31
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Greg Smith wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jun 2008, Henrik wrote:
>> I've seen some concerns about buying database performance hardware 
>> from DELL. Are there at least some of the RAID cards that work well 
>> with Linux or should I stay clear of DELL permanently?
> People seem to be doing OK if the RAID card is their Perc/6i, which has 
> an LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 chipset under the hood.  There's some 
> helpful benchmark results and follow-up meesages related to one of those 
> at 
> That said, I consider the rebranded LSI cards a pain and hate the 
> quality of Dell's hardware.  Seems like everybody I talk to lately is 
> buying HP's DL380 instead of Dells for this level of Linux installs 
> nowadays, I haven't gotten one of those HP boxes myself yet to comment.

The HP P800 controller is a top notch performer.

Joshua D. Drake

P.S. The DL360-380 series is very nice as well

> -- 
> * Greg Smith gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com Baltimore, MD

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