From: Gavin Thomas Nicol (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jul 28 2000 - 23:02:43 PDT
> I know how stable Sun boxes can be, I also know how stable NT can be.
> The uptime of a 10 box NT cluster is completely comparable to a
> 10 box Unix cluster. Other factors will tend to dominate any
> statistics about uptime, once you get up to a certain number of
> machines in a cluster.
Sure, but there are $$$ here for maintenance and initial purchase.
Also, there is a "comfort" factor. If the OS crashes regularly,
the level of confidence goes down pretty quickly, and the overall
risk goes up. Crashes aren't an issue for static replicated
sites, but can be really expensive for dynamic systems.
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