gddxb wrote:Slight change of plan.
I'm now considering this one instead -
4x 16 core Opteron 6272 2.2GHz
256GB RAM (16x16GB)
Rationale for this is that I can upgrade the RAM to 512GB at some point in the future.
Is RAID 5 really going to be faster than RAID 0? I'm not concerned about possible data-loss here. The RAID array will be used only for scratch. If RAID 5 does make most sense, then I'd probably go 5x Hitachi 600GB Ultrastars, with one for OS/Progs, and the other 4 in a RAID 5 array giving me around 1.8TB.
If RAID 0 is better, then I don't think I'll have sufficient disk space in the array (1.2TB), so might have to think of a pair of the Hitachi's in one RAID 0 array, and a second pair of higher capacity, but slower, drives in a second RAID 0 array.
Hmm. The drive options are going to be a challenge to get my head around, I can see.
gddxb wrote:Thanks Henrik -
I guess the problem I have is that for the size of pano I'm considering, the cost of solid state storage is prohibitive.
I understand from Alexandre that with 256GB of RAM, panos up to around the 20GP size will render completely in RAM, which will be nice.
I was wondering - if I can't go with a full SSD set-up, is there any benefit in having any at all?
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