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Old 06-27-2012, 06:02 AM   #1
paolo.kunder
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Default server configuration

Hi all,
we are evaluating offers for a server mainly used for DNA/RNA/ChIP seq.
here's the server conf:

Server HPC 64 CORE OPTERON
• 1 x Chassis 2U – 6 x SAS/SATA Hot plug – Alim. ridond. 1400W
• 4 x Processors AMD Opteron 16-core 6282SE 2,6 Ghz 115W
• 16 x Memory 16 GB DDR3-1600 ECC Reg. (4 GB / core)
• 1 x Controller AMD SP5100 SATA II 6 ports
• 1 x Backplane SAS/SATA 6 disks
• 2 x HDD SATAII 600 GB 10.000 RPM hot-swap (RAID1)
• 1 x SVGA Matrox G200eW 16 MB
• 2 x Interfaccia LAN 1 Gbit
• 1 x Management IPMI 2.0
• Fiberchannel 8bps Qlogic QLE2650 PCI-Ex

Storage Dot Hill FC 8 Gb/s
• 1 x Chassis 2U 12Bay 4 x 8Gb-FC to SAS/SATA 2GB 2Ctrl TT
• 1 x Backplane SAS/SATA 12 dischi
• 12 x HDD SATA 2TB 7.200 RPM + Caddy
• 1 x Slide Rail Kit

do you think is a good server to start with? any suggestions?

thanks
paolo
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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This config (is that 256GB RAM?) should be fully adequate.

I would not recommend RAID1 on the internal drives though if this is something critical (unless you have a good data backup solution in place). Go for something better like RAID5 (which would require at least one more disk). I hope that is what you are planning for the external chassis as well.
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