[TriLUG] Linux Hardware Vendor
ed at eh3.com
Thu Jan 25 19:01:18 EST 2007
On Thu, 25 Jan 2007 16:05:32 -0500 Tarus Balog <tarus at opennms.org>
> This machine will mainly be a web/file/mail server out on the
> interweb, and I'm thinking about a 2U with something like 6 disks set
> up RAID 5. The specs are pretty fluid, but prolly 2-4 GB RAM and a
> 64-bit processor or two.
> I'm looking at Penguin Linux but want to know if any of you have
> experience (good or bad) with them or other vendors.
I recently bought a small cluster of Sun X2200's connected with
InfiniBand. Sun assembled and racked it. We took delivery, plugged it
in, loaded Fedora Core 6 x86_64 plus our bits, and had things working
in a few hours. It was surprisingly easy. Even the InfiniBand worked
the first time I tried it. I'm sure the vast majority of the credit
goes to the Linux kernel developers but at least Sun didn't mess it up
by choosing, say, some cheap/oddball SCSI adapter with less-than-
stellar Linux support (*cough* old Dells *cough*).
The Sun sales folks were helpful and had a good attitude. And I can't
say anything about the Sun RMA process because, so far, we've haven't
had any hardware failures.
ps - No, I don't own any SUNW stock.
Edward H. Hill III, PhD | ed at eh3.com | http://eh3.com/
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