[K12OSN] Server sizing in the real world

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 01:11:18 UTC 2005

On 10/12/05, Eric Harrison <eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us> wrote:
> I spec'd it with SATA drives & a LSI Megaraid SATA 300-8x controller.
> The benchmarks I've seen says this card rocks, right up there with
> SCSI. We shall see! (you can get a 300-8x for about $450, a bit pricey
> but cheaper than a single 300G SCSI drive).
> Here's the whole package we're going to play with:
>         dual dual-core AMD Opteron 265's (yum, four processors!) (~1,400)
>         4 gig ram (ECC registered)                               (  ~800)
>         LSI Megaraid SATA 300-8x controller                      (  ~450)
>         6 Hitachi 400G SATA drives (2TB in RAID5)                (~1,600)
>      Tyan motherboard w/2 GigE ports                          (  ~450)
>      3U rack case with 12 hot-swap drive bays @ dual power    (  ~800)

Eric, which Tyan board did you get?
and would you recommend it?

Robert Arkiletian
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