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RE: Sizing a new server

From: Kimberly Smith <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 09:26:31 -0700
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size=2>Actually, it really depends on the industry at the moment as to whether or not money is no object.  Currently money is a huge issue.  The semi-conductor fabs are not doing so hot right now (at least not the memory producing ones).  Fabs are all pretty much in a slow down. 

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  size=2>-----Original Message-----From: Robertson Lee - lerobe   []Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 12:45   AMTo: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-LSubject: RE:   Sizing a new server
  the sounds of it, Kimberley was in a very similar situation to me when I was   working for a semi-conductor manufacturing company afew years ago (the worst   job I ever had).Basically money was no object and anything was feasible as   long as the fab kept running 24x7.

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    size=2>-----Original Message-----From: Koivu, Lisa     []Sent: 09 July 2001     19:36To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-LSubject:     RE: Sizing a new server
    Thanks Kimberly,
    I wish it was that way.  I
    have to justify my request with hard numbers or they are going to laugh at     me when I say, "Because that's what I want".  :)  They don't yet     know how I'd react to that, it would be a knee-jerk type of reaction     involving creative expletives...  not pretty.      Good for you.  At least you
    have some real hardware and true HA.  I wish I did     Lisa     

      -----Original Message----- <FONT 
      face=Arial size=1>From:   <FONT face=Arial 
      size=1>Kimberly Smith [] 
      Sent:   <FONT 
      face=Arial size=1>Monday, July 09, 2001 12:51 PM <FONT 
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      size=1>Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <FONT face=Arial 
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      face=Arial size=1>RE: Sizing a new server 
      Get the biggest, kick ass server 
      they will let you buy.  If your site is anything like mine they just 
      keep asking for more and more databases.  So no matter what I have 
      now I know its not enough.  I am really happy with the nice new 
      N-class HP cluster I have sitting next door running Service Guard.  I 
      am also getting a A-class database cluster for some important but not fab 
      critical databases.  Now if I can only get ride of the 5 K-class 
      database servers.  Its kind of like when you go from a fast to a slow 
      PC.  Drives me crazy.  Not that there are issues with 
      performance from the databases.  It would only be me, while 
      playing (which of course means working) on the server, that would 
        face=Tahoma size=2> Koivu, Lisa [<A 
        face=Tahoma size=2>Sent: Monday, 
        July 09, 2001 8:30 AM<FONT face=Tahoma 
        size=2>To: Multiple recipients of 
        list ORACLE-L<FONT face=Tahoma 
        size=2>Subject: Sizing a new 
        Good morning everyone, 
        Lucky me, I get to choose the size 
        of the server this company should consider purchasing.  I have been 
        poking around on the net for any guidelines - I can make guesses based 
        upon my gut feel and how strapped the current unix server is, but I want 
        to be able to back this up with hard numbers.  This is for a dw 
        Can anyone point me to a website, 
        book, or anything in particular that can help me justify sizing a 
        machine?  It's so fun working for a company that doesn't have a 
        sysadmin on staff...  
        Lisa Koivu<FONT 
        face=Arial>Oracle Data Bored 
        Administrator<FONT face=Tahoma 
        size=2>Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA<FONT 
        face=Tahoma size=2>954-935-4117 
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