[CentOS] 8-15 TB storage: any recommendations?

Fri Jan 8 00:53:17 UTC 2010
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

Christopher Chan wrote:
> Yes, the Sun Fire X4540 uses software raid but not necessarily zfs...if 
> you install another operating system that is not Solaris or OpenSolaris, 
> it won't be zfs.

the thing to note on the Thumper (X4540), each of those 48 SATA drives 
has its own channel to the system bus.  I believe it uses 6 8-port SATA 
controllers, each attached to the Opteron's Hypertransport via 
PCI-Express x4.    this means you can hit some really high aggregate IO