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    Swinburne University supercomputer using Xserve RAID
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    Swinburne University supercomputer using Xserve RAID
    October 20, 2003 - 14:41 EDT The Swinburne University of Technology's Center for Astrophysics and Supercomputing in Australia has implemented Apple Xserve RAID storage systems for use with its 130-node Dell cluster. "We looked at upgrading the supercomputer but that would have been too expensive for what we needed," the center's director, Professor Matthew Bailes, told LinuxWorld. "Although we don't have much to do with Apple, after seeing its new Xserve RAID storage device we decided to evaluate it... The Xserve RAID is the cheapest system of its type and none of the other mainstream players have a comparable price. Also, at around 100Mbps read and write to disk, it is faster than our SCSI system which has an I/O of 50Mbps." The center purchased six Xserve RAID systems with a combined storage capacity of 13.2TB for "around AUD$100,000 including education and volume discounts."

    My Comments: I really like the Xserve, although I have never used the RAID solution..

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    I've seen stuff like this, but it's called DASD. Really cool stuff. Fibre-channel storage systems. They smoke, and are so scalable, it's not even funny. This guy is talking 13.2TB, that is SMALL! compared to what I have seen. Really cool stuff. I'd love to have one setup in my house
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emrys
    I've seen stuff like this, but it's called DASD. Really cool stuff. Fibre-channel storage systems. They smoke, and are so scalable, it's not even funny. This guy is talking 13.2TB, that is SMALL! compared to what I have seen. Really cool stuff. I'd love to have one setup in my house
    Emrys don't get caught with IBM terms, It still maybe a form of raid. DASD is an old term, used in the IBM main frame days. Some IBMers just does not want to let the term go. Any disk structure at IBM is known as DASD.

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    Swinburne University supercomputer using Xserve RAID
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    Any disk structure at IBM is known as DASD.
    Thats funny

    Well what I was refering to was fibre-channel storage arrays. Guess I will have to bust some chops when get back to work
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    Swinburne University supercomputer using Xserve RAID
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    Any form of disks IBMers call it DASD. lol

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    how the hell do you compress 30 Gb's of data into 3 Kb ?? !!
    that's what the article on linuxworld.com.au said

    (sorry for reviving an old topic)

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