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Re: Debian 5.0 & 64 bits

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 14:22, Andrew M.A. Cater
<amacater@galactic.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 10:30:24PM +0000, amka wrote:


>> I am going to build a Postgresql server, and  will execute a lot of perl
>> (local) scripts in relation with the database. A lot of read/write in
>> large tables (>10'000'000 rows), so I need (several) indexes... which
>> have to be updated at each write.
>> The scripts will have to do a lot of manipulations with datas.


> I've got an earlier Opteron in an earlier Tyan motherboard available to
> me - which has been running more or less 24/7 for three years and
> supporting a community of users for a while.
> Get good quality memory (possibly ECC memory if you can) and you'll
> have a workhorse for a long period of time.

Since I doubt he is running a DB that big just for fun, I would say ECC
RAM is mandatory. In fact, every time I look up the error rates for RAM,
I wonder why consumer class RAM isn't ECC.

Kelly Clowers

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