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From "M. C. Srivas" <mcsri...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Where do you get your hardware?
Date Sat, 06 Nov 2010 14:25:04 GMT
Supermicro also sells 4 nodes in a 2U, with 24 2.5" drives.  You get 6
drives per node, which is 50% more disk per node. The prices seem to be
pretty good.


On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 10:17 PM, tsuna <tsunanet@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Patrick Angeles <patrick@cloudera.com>
> wrote:
> > Did you mean 2 nodes in 2U?
>
> No, I meant 2 nodes in 1U.
>
> > Dell, HP and SuperMicro all have models that fit the bill. If you really
> did
> > mean 2 nodes in 1U you're looking at either 2.5" drives or < 4 spindles
> per
> > node, neither of which is ideal for Hadoop/HBase in terms of !/$ (bang
> per
> > buck).
>
> Yeah those particular models have room for 4 x 3.5" disks (so 2 per
> node).  Given how much they cost, they still give you a pretty good
> !/$.  Plus, you can always mod them a little bit to fit more disks in
> the system (this, however, is left as an exercise for the reader).
>
> There are other vendors who sell cheap 2-in-1U servers, some may offer
> more 3.5" disk slots out of the box.  Otherwise you can always do like
> Google and build your own.  You just need a bunch of dudes who are
> passionate about that stuff :)
>
> --
> Benoit "tsuna" Sigoure
> Software Engineer @ www.StumbleUpon.com
>

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