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  1. #11
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    that looks really good can you imagine how hot that gets?


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    Originally posted by enygma
    What I am wondering, judging from the size of that rack, they say that they are building 100TB racks. From the look of that rack, I see 40 1U blades. My question is, are therehard drives larger than 200GB at the moment? I did the math, and I basically found that each blade would have to store 2.5TB of data, meaning that they would have to have fit 10 250GB hard drives into one of those blades. I hope I am missing something. I found a 4U chassis that supports 24 drives, but that means that it is taking 4 slots, which would be 40 drives in those 1U configurations.
    i know a company jsut released a 400gb hard drivem forgot the company though i think its western digital or seagate. and alienware systems im pretty sutre you can configutre them with 500gb hard drives

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    Useful for movie studios and such

    But WOW thats a lot of storage!!!!!!

    Do you think games will ever take up that much?

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    Well, immagine Gmail with 10 millions user with an average of 100mb used in their account!That would justify this kind of investement.

    But Peta?Who the heck decides these.Can I choose the 1k of peta before the same guy does?
    Last edited by PhatRatZ; 05-21-2004 at 10:11 AM.

  5. #15
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    Originally posted by PhatRatZ
    But Peta?Who the heck decides these.Can I choose the 1k of peta before the same guy does?
    Too late I'm afraid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SI_prefix. It's all standardised.
    :: "I don't think that Debian can really compete with Gentoo. Sure it might be okay, but when it comes to dependencies, you probably are still
    :: going to have to get them all on your own. Or is there something like portage in the Debian world as well?" -- http://funroll-loops.org/
    :: Huge Linux forum: http://www.justlinux.com/
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    Dear god, think of the heat generated by a cluster like that!
    Dan 'pezz' Kronholm.
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  7. #17
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    $2M is a little rich for my blood... :) ;) :o :p

    Just got this email back from em after sending an email asking for more info... just posting it here since their site has no Pricing listed...
    ----- Original Message -----
    Wrom: AIJJPHSCRTN
    To: jeff thomann
    Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 10:34 PM
    Subject: Re: Petabox...


    Dear Jeff,

    Thanks for your interest in Capricorn Technologies. A full petabox will retail for around $2M. The exact figure will depend on configuration details. We are currently working on releasing it for sale to the public.

    The system consists of 800 machines and is being tested to run on Linux. While it's possible to run Windows, such a system would likely prove very unstable. The OS must be extremely solid for a cluster of this scale to have high uptime, and we feel that Linix is better suited to the task.

    Please tell me a little more about your application so we can best determine how to meet your needs.

    Thanks,
    CR Saikley
    Capricorn Technologies
    ----- Original Message -----
    Wrom: HGSWZIDREXCAX
    To: cr@capricorn-tech.com
    Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 1:08 PM
    Subject: Petabox...



    Just curious - how much is the Petabox expected to sell for when it becomes publicly available? Will it be made publicly available? What will system requirements for it be? I believe that Microsoft Windows has an upper amount of storage that it can recognize... will there be a special driver to overcome that sort of problem? Thanks ahead of time for any info you can offer.


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    Re: $2M is a little rich for my blood... :) ;) :o :p

    Originally posted by mastermesh
    The system consists of 800 machines and is being tested to run on Linux. While it's possible to run Windows, such a system would likely prove very unstable. The OS must be extremely solid for a cluster of this scale to have high uptime, and we feel that Linix is better suited to the task.
    Bah, if they really wanted stable, they'd have gone for OpenBSD. And they'd maybe even be able to spell it properly
    :: "I don't think that Debian can really compete with Gentoo. Sure it might be okay, but when it comes to dependencies, you probably are still
    :: going to have to get them all on your own. Or is there something like portage in the Debian world as well?" -- http://funroll-loops.org/
    :: Huge Linux forum: http://www.justlinux.com/
    :: Rosetta Stone for Unix: http://bhami.com/rosetta.html

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    on sale to the public who in the public has £2m to blow on computer storage?? more likely to be to companys and VERY RICH PEOPLE!


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