Erik Logan is speaking with David Axmark.
Pogo specializes in hardware. They add a tuned RedHat and MySQL to create the product. They're centralizing support for the hardware, OS, and MySQL. If it's a MySQL issue, the MySQL folks will handle it.
Their product is called the DataWare Database Appliance. Dual Intel Xeons w/Hyper Threading, 15K RPM SCSI drives, battery-backed RAID-10 with write cache. Total RAM capacity is 16GB.
- glibc/linuxthreads patches for thread creation
- kernel tuning (vm, file handles, TCP/IP)
- Intel compiler
- RAID-10 config option
- multiple config files, depending on use
Not sure about the default filesystem. I'm guessing ext3 or ReiserFS.
There's a liberal warranty that allows for vendor approved upgrades and enhancement. They're talking about integrated backup options as well.
The specs are still in flux too. Not sure how much storage will be on by default. 36GB or 72GB drives? Probably 6x36GB to start.
Posted by jzawodn at July 09, 2003 02:25 PM