Greetings, Has anyone out there built a 1-petabyte pool? I've been asked to look into this, and was told "low performance" is fine, workload is likely to be write-once, read-occasionally, archive storage of gene sequencing data. Probably a single 10Gbit NIC for connectivity is sufficient.
We've had decent success with the 45-slot, 4U SuperMicro SAS disk chassis, using 4TB "nearline SAS" drives, giving over 100TB usable space (raidz3). Back-of-the-envelope might suggest stacking up eight to ten of those, depending if you want a "raw marketing petabyte", or a proper "power-of-two usable petabyte". I get a little nervous at the thought of hooking all that up to a single server, and am a little vague on how much RAM would be advisable, other than "as much as will fit" (:-). Then again, I've been waiting for something like pNFS/NFSv4.1 to be usable for gluing together multiple NFS servers into a single global namespace, without any sign of that happening anytime soon. So, has anyone done this? Or come close to it? Thoughts, even if you haven't done it yourself? Thanks and regards, Marion _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss