[svlug] max RAM for small server
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Feb 8 16:16:40 PST 2013
Quoting Jim Auer (auerpauer at gmail.com):
> In that timeframe, my guess is that hooking up several of these to make a
> personal cluster will be very easy. So, instead of worrying about
> future-proofing one machine, you could just buy its clone and tell them to
> function as one unit.
It's a respectable approach at some considerable cost in complexity.
Consider the granularity required if no individual host can have more
than 1 or 2GB of RAM: You end up with a sizeable cluster, possibly with
a shared NAS, just to equality the abilities of a single unit based on
an AMD Geode or Intel Celeron. So, there bgoes your budget, your power
consumption, and the compactness & simplicity you were aiming for.
I don't think that's a desirable tradeoff. Others may well differ.
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