[CentOS] Best Board Your Ever Ran CentOS On?

Fri Jan 19 12:44:09 UTC 2007
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Thu, 2007-01-18 at 19:42 -0800, John R Pierce wrote:
> >
> > IBM has a good reputation on Power and zSeries (not good for 
> > CPU-intensive work, but disk I/O is in gigabytes/sec).
> The Power 4+ CPUs are quite powerful.
> A 4-way IBM pSeries 1.9Ghz outperformed a HP 4 way Opteron 2.4Ghz 
> running a specific computationally intense Oracle pl/sql workload we 
> benchmarked at work.  The IBM was running AIX 5.3L, the Opteron RHEL 3 
> x86_64, both machines had at least 8GB ram (and weren't at all ram 
> constrained).   (RHEL 4 on the same Opteron configuration was 
> slower!).    Both systems were using 3 seperate 4 spindle raid10 on 
> fiberchannel for the oracle tablespaces, the disk IO rates was quite 
> high, almost exclusively writes, and not even close to a constraining 
> factor. 

If anyone had one of these ppc64 blades available for donation to the
CentOS team for our ppc builder machine that would be most appreciated.

We would need that one blade to be under CentOS Project control (so we
could tie down the security tightly ... make it not accessible to the
world and only accessable to/from the builder network, etc).  But, it
sure would be nice to get ppc/ppc64 up to speed as a major supported
distro in C5 (and backwards into c4)... and a dedicated builder that we
could use would certainly make that much easier.

This machine would be ONLY used for building RPMS / SRPMS and the
traffic associated getting those files back and forth to the main
builder location ... it would not be mirroring any files to other users,
so the bandwidth usage would be fairly mild most of the time. 

Donations anyone :P

Johnny Hughes
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