[SAC] Server quote/discussions (New Quote)

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu Feb 4 23:48:06 EST 2010

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> After chatting with Howard, I took a quick stab at spec'ing out a server
> again just to get the ball rolling.  I'm sure it's not perfect, so holler.
> A couple things to note or uncertainties:
> * AMD vs Intel ?
> * I'm not familiar with SAS drives and RAID stuff much in general, so
> not sure if I choose things properly there.
> * Seemed like some 2U options didn't allow as many drives, but maybe 4U
> is not needed?
> * OSL prefers Dell, so the added cost of going with them will encourage
> expedient service from OSL and in their relationship with Dell.
> * Not sure if OSL can get a better deal.
> Comments, changes?  If anyone else is interested in specing out
> something else, I won't be offended :)

Ok, by not buying identical servers I think we've got something that
will work. I'm estimating after a discount applied similar to some
previous ones where Tyler talked with a Dell rep that it should be $15K
+/- a few hundred.

See specs attached.
The idea is the one with smaller drives is RAID 5 and all about
performance. The bigger drive machine will be RAID 6 and provide some
good reliability for local backups, but sill be capable of serving less
speed intensive services.

Let me know if I missed anything, I'll be honest I'm a little confused
what they mean by 1st HD is multi-select (ie should I be putting 5
drives in the raid and 1 for the host booting OS?)


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