[rescue] forgive me father, for I have sinned

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Tue Mar 2 16:12:30 CST 2004

On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 02:46:15PM -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > If someone had multiples of the exact same model system to use for
> > spares, and was willing to run unsupported software you could probably
> > do something with these things.  But I think you could make a *bsd or
> > Linux box with many more times the horsepower and capacity for both 
> > less
> > money and certainly less power load.
>    Not even close.  Don't underestimate the power of hardware-assisted 
> RAID, dedicated processors for RAID parity, dedicated processors for 
> UDP checksums and XDR encoding, hardware-assisted.  PC toyz won't be 
> able to touch that, unless you spend almost as much as you paid for 
> those Auspex boxes.

That is true... although I only paid about $170 for the Auspex I
got... and even now you can't get a decent PC for that...


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