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From:Patrick Greenwell Date:June 23 1999 10:00pm
Subject:Re: Intel+BSD/Linux vs the Big Guys
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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. :-) 

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