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Re: Any Recommendations On Oracle Server Spec, Itanium , Sun or IBM

From: Niko <>
Date: 1 Jul 2002 18:51:08 -0700
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Considering that, I identified the hardware down to a short list, see below, based on the following requirements.

100GB/per year capacity, accounting for failure. Internal disk enclosure with capacity to go external, though if data growth goes beyond 100GB then the db will be re-evaluated and moved, though this is not expected.

8GB of ram based on 90% of expected queries according to user requirements, with capacity to add another 8GB.

Support for 1Gbit network.

Support for Oracle 8i

CPU's based on 4 concurrent OLAP queries, not normally utilising parallel execution and max 16 etl queries during nightly loads.

Considering a 1500 dollar monthly lease payment, we ended up here and was looking for an opinion of anyone who had touched all of these recently.

4 way Itanium, 4-8GB of RAM Linux 64 Bit, IBM or DELL 4 way XEON MP, 4-8GB of RAM Linux, again IBM or DELL Sunfire running Solaris - this is new teritory for me IBM running AIX, fine with S85's and up, though not sure about the lower end boxes.

"Paul Brewer" <> wrote in message news:<3d20d003$>...
> "Niko" <> wrote in message
> > If I start the other way, I know what I would recommend however I am
> > not in the business of reinventing the wheel, going through same
> > process that everyone else does time and time again and am only asking
> > for an opinion from people who may or may not have used this type of
> > hardware. My normal hardware would be something like IBM S85's or 5K
> > dev servers. Speccing 50K boxes is something I don't tend to do and
> > would like to leverage some of the expertise on this group.
> >
> > TIA
> Sorry, I didn't mean to sound disparaging. What I meant was that IMHO the
> best way to go about this exercise is to do the arithmetic. Work out the
> volume of data, likely growth, number of users, likely growth in users and
> so forth.
> I don't think this is reinventing the wheel, because every wheel differs.
> This should give you an idea how much disk space, memory and CPU you need,
> and should give you some basis upon which you can specify the hardware.
> At that stage, if there's a problem vs. the budget, start to review and
> discuss the options.
> I hope this helps.
> Regards,
> Paul
Received on Mon Jul 01 2002 - 20:51:08 CDT

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