According to ZDNet, the appliance will run $450,000 with 12 percent hardware and software maintenance, which works out to be $54,000.
ZDNet list the specs as follows:
The big data appliance will be a full rack of 18 Oracle Sun servers with the following specs:
- 864 GB main memory;
- 216 CPU cores;
- 648 TB of raw disk storage;
- 40 Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity between nodes and engineered systems;
- 10 Gb/s Ethernet connectivity.
While the appliance is being positioned as a high-end solution, “equivalent to roughly 100 commodity boxes”, iTrend is still willing to provide a computing solution (e.g. using Dell hardware) that will match or outperform this appliance on real-world big-data processing tasks – for less. iTrend’s own specialized appliance will be unveiled in Q2. Contact sales if you are interested.
by Michael Alatortsev