[plug] SBC with 32gb ram

Benjamin zorlin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 22 13:40:35 AWST 2019

Oh wow. Yep, you definitely need it then :) Sorry to assume!

Unfortunately I don't know of many SBCs that would suit your needs. :(

~ B

On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 1:26 PM Bill Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au> wrote:

> Overkill - not really. The calculations show I need at least 16G (its
> currently using ~11G).  I was using an odroid-n2 with 4G ram - slowed to a
> crawl when it hit swap and eventually crashed.  I moved the master to a
> much more powerful intel server with 32mb and it has crashed once but I was
> hammering it (graphs show it ran out of ram - need to check if the OOM is
> disabled on that one).  Cheats like moving swap and the mfs directories to
> a usb3 connected SSD helped (4-5 times faster than an SD card), but
> eventually fell short.
> I have 10 disks (~26Tb) spread across 5, soon to be 6 low power odroids
> and an intel atom.  The problem came when I put two copies of 20+ years
> email (millions of smallish files) on it and then reconfigured the mail
> server to use one copy.   Yes, I know ...self inflicted! But it did work
> for a few days! :)
> There are some guide calculations on the moosefs website that match what I
> am seeing for usage and support why I want at least 32G.  There are still
> some shortcuts I could use (go back to putting the small files in a qemu
> virtual disk) but that had its own issues.  I see some emails on the
> moosefs website about masters with hundreds of G ram!
> billK
> On 22/11/19 10:53 am, Benjamin wrote:
> Hi Bill,
> 32GB of RAM is almost certainly overkill for a MooseFS master - what kind
> of files are you planning to store?
> ~ B
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 10:50 AM Bill Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>     I am looking for an SBC that can take 32gb ram, has a SATA (or
>> mSATA) connection and 1g networking - prefer ARM based and Linux
>> friendly. So far there is only the odroid-H2 (intel) that seems to be at
>> a reasonable cost - but is there anything else out there that's
>> comparable?  Use is for a moosefs master server so I don't need a super
>> fast processor, HDMI, media or fancy features.
>> BillK
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