EL X2-2 vs SMP servers

recent push by Oracle on exalogic elastic could will renew the comparison with rack of 2 socket server with IB and SMP server or rack of fater nodes e.g. 8 socket or 4 socket with IB.

Just by reading the exalogic network diagram one can see:

  • many many moving parts
  • not easy to  cable, cable will block cooling air and replace parts
  • it  use low cost 2 sockets server and 36 port or 32 port GW switch

Larger SMP

  • all cables will be internal
  • license cost will be about the same per core
  • HW cost will be higher
  • Memory foot print will be larger, better for coherence
  • troubling shoot and replacement will be easier



About laotsao 老曹

HopBit GridComputing LLC Rockscluster Gridengine Solaris Zone, Solaris Cluster, OVM SPARC/Ldom Exadata, SPARC SuperCluster
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