[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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