I totally understand your argument, however you are buying bulk generic
memory. You also bought whitebox machines when you bought the servers
themselves for less than $2000 each. Unfortunately the economics is a bit
different in the corporate world. People still have very expensive 80gig
SCSI RAID arrays out there.
The cheapest Xeon server Sun sells retails for $3,435.28 with 4 GB of
memory, about twice as much as a simularily-configured whitebox server. The
next 8GB of memory costs USD $600 (six hundred united states currency).
I totally agree that we should not make any sacrifices in order to have
Falcon perform well in 32Mb. However, I am not sure if any of those outcomes
* Refusing to execute a query that Innodb would execute and error with an
* Experience a performance degradation worse than one that would happen due
to OS trashing;
* Crash or unable to recover;
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Starkey" <jstarkey@stripped>
To: "FalconDev" <falcon@stripped>
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 7:09 PM
Subject: Memory, Falcon, and $$$
>I took delivery of 40 GB of ECC memory for my cloud. Excluding tax, the
>total cost was $420 plus tax, or $10.50 per GB (shipping was free).
> This is a question that everyone should ask himself or herself regularly:
> Would our users be willing to spend an extra $50 per server for a faster
> database? How can we use memory better to improve performance. And, does
> it make sense to sacrifice adequate memory performance to work in low
> memory situations?
> Jim Starkey
> President, NimbusDB, Inc.
> 978 526-1376
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