[Vm-dev] Re: [squeak-dev] a tiny bit of lag on squeak.org for
rh at 4096.sk
Fri Mar 18 15:22:08 UTC 2011
On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 10:07 AM, Randal L. Schwartz
<merlyn at stonehenge.com> wrote:
> radoslav> I'd argue for renting another machine from them instead of a
> radoslav> VPS - why pay more for less? The current Hetzner servers (EQ
> radoslav> line) start at quadcore cpu/8gigs of RAM for 49
> radoslav> euro/month. How much would you pay to get that virtualized?
> radoslav> Especially the memory tends to be a problem with smalltalks
> radoslav> and VPSs.
> Take a look at the prices at arpnetworks.com/vps. I'm also able to
> negotiate some discount over that in exchange for publicity. And I'd
> rather have a VPS than a hard machine... if one machine goes down, it's
> up to me to migrate, and immediately. If a VPS host goes down, the
> hoster has an obligation to launch my VPS on another box. Just one more
> way to keep a good SLA.
I'm looking at the prices. I'd imagine squeak.org needs a machine that
has at least 2gigs of ram to run the various squeak images, which is
60 bucks at ARP.
60 bucks at ARP gets you
60gigs disk space
~65 bucks at Hetzner gets you
750gigs disk space
I'm not against a virtual machine per se, but those ARP prices don't
look appealing to me. And let me repeat that services written in
squeak tend to be memory hungry.
>> Also, doesn't the current machine have disks in raid0? That's the
> Raid0 only gives faster read and write performance. It decreases the
> reliability of the system.
Er yeah, I meant mirror. I always get the numbers mixed up
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