David Murphy stated the following on Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 05:29:46PM +0000 :
> Quoting <20010322170723.I2355 at suberic.net>
> by kevin lyda <kevin at suberic.net>:
>> > There are recently introduced z900s that are four times that
> > size. The largest web facility I know of is around 14,000
> > servers. We're talking about several times the size of the
> > largest Internet facility in a single box. That box is ten by
> > ten square feet.
>>> Is it cheaper though?
The savings on floor space, power etc plus admin time for 14K boxes
is going to be big enough (I've seen the numbers worked out somewwhere
before). Plus any of these big iron boxes are great for reliability.
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