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Re: Xserve G5

From: Steve Rospo <>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 09:59:19 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0503310937280.17071-100000@gonzo>

I'm *ONLY* interested if there's actual numbers, price and performance along with a comparison to more "traditional" Oracle platforms. From the look of the prices below the real price break comes in on the disk storage not the nodes, but at what performance cost? I can imagine it's pretty fast at low concurrency but I want to see what happens when there's a lot of concurrency. We're talking RAC here so it's not a big stretch to demand large amounts of concurrency.

Now that much cheap space would be very nice for disk backups....


On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Niall Litchfield wrote:

> On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 16:12:35 -0800 (PST), Steve Rospo
> <> wrote:
> >
> > At the last PSOUG meeting Daniel was very excited about Oracle RAC on Mac.
> > I can't remember the numbers but I seem to remember a two node + 2TB
> > shared storage for some ridiculously low amount. (I want to say < $100K
> > but I might be wrong.) According to Daniel it was absolutely *smoking*.
> > I'm attending next week, so I can report back if anyone is interested.
> I'd be interested, especially if actual numbers are shown - I assuming
> 'smoking' is a good thing in a server, rather than something to be
> concerned about....
> As far as price goes, the storage is $13,000 dollars for 5.6tb of
> disks, a dual proc xserve g5 is $4000 so I imagine the price tag is
> under $30,000 for the hardware (and some large figure for the
> software)
> Daniel did remark on the speed of the storage on c.d.o.s, which given
> that the storage is either 7 or 14 ATA devices I find a little
> unlikely.

Stephen Rospo        Principal Software Architect
Vallent Corporation (formerly Watchmark-Comnitel)           (425)564-8145

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