On Nov 15, 2005, at 3:28 AM, Claus Guttesen wrote:

Hardware-wise I'd say dual core opterons. One dual-core-opteron
performs better than two single-core at the same speed. Tyan makes

at 5TB data, i'd vote that the application is disk I/O bound, and the difference in CPU speed at the level of dual opteron vs. dual-core opteron is not gonna be noticed.

to maximize disk, try getting a dedicated high-end disk system like nstor or netapp file servers hooked up to fiber channel, then use a good high-end fiber channel controller like one from LSI.

and go with FreeBSD amd64 port. It is *way* fast, especially the FreeBSD 6.0 disk system.

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