RE: Oracle Standard Edition & RAC

I agree.

I have a p690 w/10CPU's for production.
P5nn for development.

These machines scream and just keep going.  I won the argument *against* RAC 
here when I told the group at a meeting that the server had been up for 275 
days straight.  I asked "What more do you expect to get from RAC?".

I won. 


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-----Original Message-----

From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Laimutis Nedzinskas
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 12:02 PM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Oracle Standard Edition & RAC

I second that. RAC´s job should be done by the hardware, it is not a software 
job.
In the situation when multy-core systems are entering the market, CPU clock 
speed seems to be reaching some limits - shouldn´t we expect multy-CPU boxes to 
become a commodity?

BTW: we took 16CPU P5nn route. It just works.


-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Mladen Gogala
Limited high availability, approximately equal to the one provided by cheap RAC 
configurations can usually be provided by NUMA technologies.
What people don't understand is that Altix, Superdome or P595 can provide the 
same or higher level of uptime as clustered Dell boxes with much, much better 
and more predictable performance.
Unfortunately, NUMA is not such a buzzword as RAC.

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