On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 14:24:12 -0800, Josh Berkus <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Folks, > > A lot of people have been having a devilish time with Dell hardware lately. > It seems like the quality control just isn't there on the Dell servers.
Which is a shame, because I *still* drool over a rack full of those front bevels with the bright blue LEDs. :) > > Thing is, some companies are required to use 1st-tier or at least 2nd-tier > vendors for hardware; they won't home-build. For those people, what vendors > do others on this list recommend? What have been your good/bad experiences? I'm using an HP DL585 quad Opteron with 16G RAM as a development box. It's working great. ;) Seriously though, I never really liked HP (or worse, Compaq) hardware before, but this box seems really well built, and I've yet to see a 'D' in the S column in top with the SA-6404/256 RAID card. If all goes as well as it has so far on this testbed I'll be deploying on a Slony-1 clustered set of 3 of these bad boys with 32G RAM each. Dollar-for-dollar, we're saving 90% (that's right, an order of magnitude) going this route, PG with linux-amd64 on HP/Opterons, as opposed to the E20K monster that was originally spec'd out. Mail me direct if you want the full spec list on this beast. And if there is a ready-made benchmark anyone would like me to run, just drop me a note. -- Mike Rylander [EMAIL PROTECTED] GPLS -- PINES Development Database Developer http://open-ils.org ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 6: Have you searched our list archives? http://archives.postgresql.org