hardware recommendations for MURDER?

Vincent Fox vbfox at ucdavis.edu
Thu Jul 20 16:35:26 EDT 2006

My personal leaning is towards Sun hardware with RHEL4 but I wanted to get
some fresh opinions. Thought this topic worth a rehash since 2004 data is
useful but not current enough IMO.

>(sun just announce a 3u dual proc 16G ram box with
> 24TB 
> of disk space for ~$70k for example)

I admit a fear of multi-terabyte filesystems and their long check times
when things go south.  Perhaps there is some configuration of this that is

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