[CentOS] Building a Back Blaze style POD

Sun May 8 19:23:44 UTC 2011
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 05/08/11 12:06 PM, Jason wrote:
> Rudy,
> Do you have a recommendation of a motherboard?
> I am still reading the rest of your post. Thanks!

most any server board that supports dual intel xeon 5500/5600 will let 
you pretty easily add 24GB per CPU socket while using relatively 
affordable 4GB dimms.

or whatever

you might look at these chassis, which are, IMHO, better engineered than 
that backblaze thing

this supports 36 SAS/SATA drives in a 4U (24 in front, 12 in back) and 
has SAS2 backplane multiplexers so you don't need nearly as many 
SAS/SATA cards