[Lilug] AWS, et al, for big data

Robert Wilkens robwilkens42 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 19:09:46 PDT 2017

If you can share 'high level' (not necessarily detailed) numbers with the
list, I'm kinda interested (not for a need, for curiousity) too.

I wish i got to the meeting tonight, I had every intention to, we just have
a lot going on at the house (mini-renovations/semi-unplanned).  Please post
video/youtube link when/if available.

I love this mailing list, I hope i don't get kicked off, I learned a lot
from it and find out a lot of interesting things here, not all relating to
Linux directly-- a lot of people a lot smarter than me here (not saying
much, I know!).


On Jun 13, 2017 9:43 PM, "John Cholewa" <jcholewa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Blast it, I wish I could get to a meeting, as this would be a great
> thing to chat about with a bunch of people face to face, but the best
> I can do at the moment is ask on the list....
> I'm managing a 200-core research cluster with a quarter petabyte of
> storage capacity -- it's about a third full but may be ramping up
> pretty quickly over the next couple years.  My scientists have been
> wondering about throwing all our data into the cloud in order to avoid
> ongoing dangers involved with storing server hardware locally and
> ongoing upfront costs.  While I suspect that throwing 85+ TB onto a
> VPS with massive guaranteed compute resources would be prohibitively
> expensive by possibly an order of magnitude above what they're
> expecting, I've been bitten by the recon bug and want to find some
> hard numbers.
> Are there any good resources online that might help me figure out what
> the ballpark costs would be based on relatively arbitrary variable of
> storage, bandwidth, cpu, and memory availability?  I plan to contact
> AWS and the Google Cloud folk to get some sort of basic quote that I
> can pass along, but it'd be nice if there's some guidance I can look
> into before actually contacting salespersons (especially since I'm not
> the one who'd be making final purchase decisions in this case).
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