On Tue, Mar 01, 2005 at 10:34:29AM +0100, Ramon Bastiaans wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am doing research for a project of mine where I need to store several 
> billion values for a monitoring and historical tracking system for a big 
> computer system. My currect estimate is that I have to store (somehow) 
> around 1 billion values each month (possibly more).

On a side-note, do you need to keep the actual row-level details for
history? http://rrs.decibel.org might be of some use.

Other than that, what others have said. Lots and lots of disks in
RAID10, and opterons (though I would choose opterons not for memory size
but because of memory *bandwidth*).
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