[Bioclusters] mid range storage solutions

Chris Dagdigian dag at sonsorol.org
Sat Sep 29 11:37:32 EDT 2007

Hi Bonnie,

Joe's company (active on this list) has some interesting stuff in  
this space and they know a heck of a lot about disk and storage I/O  
optimization -- http://jackrabbit.scalableinformatics.com/. I'm  
looking at the 3U version for internal use myself.


On Sep 28, 2007, at 2:42 PM, Bonnie Hurwitz wrote:

> Hi all,
> I was just wondering if anyone has a recommendation for mid-range  
> storage.  We need to purchase a storage server for our cluster to  
> act as a mySQL database server that has around 32 terabytes of disk  
> space utilizing Raid10.  Also, we are looking for fast disks and a  
> 10-20Gb card since this is meant for a database server and we want  
> to try to minimize resource contention from writing to the db  
> server from the nodes.  We currently have 500 nodes on our cluster.
> What are people currently using for similar database servers?  What  
> has the performance been like when writing to the databases from  
> compute nodes?
> What other options are out there?
> Also, we need to minimize rack space.  We currently have about 7U  
> of space we can use at the moment.

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