[lug] Linux hardware

Sexton, George gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Fri Feb 7 10:13:55 MST 2003

You might want to talk to Aspen Systems. They are a local cluster vendor
that has a lot of experience in the area you are looking at:

Voice: 303 431 4606

Talk to Tom Leinberger.

-----Original Message-----
From: lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us [mailto:lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us]On
Behalf Of Facey, Aaron
Sent: 06 February, 2003 3:40 PM
To: 'lug at lug.boulder.co.us'
Subject: [lug] Linux hardware

We are looking at Linux as a replacement to our Sun compute server farm.
Basically we only use the machines for cpu intense jobs via LSF. We do not
store anything on the local disk. We do need gigabit cards and probably 2GB
mem per cpu in a rack mountable chassis.

My hardware questions:
Is there anyone out there with a similar setup?
Dual CPU vs. single CPU - is there a performance difference?
What would be the optimum setup at a reasonable cost?
What are the performance differences between Xeon, itanium, and p4
Would one be better than the other performance wise?
Vendor's - Who is the best - hp, dell, ibm?

Aaron Facey
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