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From:Sasha Pachev Date:June 23 1999 3:55pm
Subject:Re: Intel+BSD/Linux vs the Big Guys
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Patrick Greenwell wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Sasha Pachev wrote:
> 
> > I can understand when you get 64 processor Sun because you are
> > processing so  much data that you actually have to have 64 CPU's, but
> > why would you get a low end Sun or HP when an equivalent Intel box will
> > cost much less and will do the job just as well?
> 
> One word: Scalability. You don't always know the load over time in
> advance and where it is going to peak. You could throw more boxes at the
> problem, however that becomes more difficult to manage. And for management
> purposes, having as few O/S's and boxes to deal with is generally
> preferable to a hodgepodge.
> 
> And just for the record, the vast majority of my admin experience is with
> BSDi/FreeBSD. :-)

So I buy a low-end Sun for $5000 because I do not want do spend $100,000
to throw it away and buy one for $100,000 when the $5000 guy cannot
handle the load?

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Sasha Pachev
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