From: Brian <>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 11:55:42 -0500 (CDT)

We are looking at the Cobalt RAQ (the one with 256MB and 12.7GB hd). Does
anyone have experience with these boxes?

Right now our Squid box is:

pII 233mhz
4 x 2 GB cache spool (RAID 0)
latest stable version of squid

How would this compare to:

Cobalt RAQ (256mb/12.7gb)?

How would this compare to:

2, 3 or 4 Cobalt's working together with load spread out over them using
an alteon?

I am not paying $30k for a Cacheflow, NetCache, Inktomi, etc. But the
Cobalt looks nice, I like the idea of MIPS processor and hi i/o using
mostly dma. We have 1 box now the intel box above, with 4 spindles, I am
wondering how that compares to the 1 cobalt box, or even 4 cobalt boxes.
4 cobalts is 4 processors, 4 spindles, 4 nics, etc all working together.

Brian Feeny (BF304) | ShreveNet Inc. - Premium Internet Service Provider
Network Administrator | Shreveport, Louisiana - | Web Hosting, Virtual Domains, Storefronts,
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Received on Fri Oct 02 1998 - 09:57:08 MDT

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