Re: linux-kernel-digest V1 #2958

Stephen Hocking-Senior Programmer PGS Tensor Perth (
Mon, 07 Dec 1998 15:24:43 +0800

In message <>,
d Zhang System Administrator ISD RVIB writes:
| I think currently spinning SCSI hard disks on the world, either in servers
| or workstation, either in Unix/Linux or NT, is 50-pin old guys, no DPT disk
| cache or RAID. My comparison is base on this current real world. Not on
| the most up-to-date technology.

Hmmm. Downstairs in the machine room there are close to two thousand wide SCSI
drives spinning away, and in another room there are 512 SSA drives. Some of
you may've realised by now that we've got a whole bunch of IBM SP2 nodes
(about 288 last count, making it the most FP performance in one spot in the
southern hemisphere). Wide & Ultra Wide SCSI is very common. People who are
really hot for performance use Fibrechannel or SSA drives.


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