The debate on what per say is a mini...

From: Doug Salot <>
Date: Fri Dec 15 13:28:34 2000

On Fri, 15 Dec 2000, Jim Strickland wrote:

> And as for reliability, let me draw my line in the sand and say that I think
> using PCs for mission critical servers is not a good idea. Even if you put
> a decent OS on them - Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, etc, they're not designed or
> supported the way a real mini or mainframe is. 'course the flip side is you
> can keep another machine around for a spare for a reasonable cost...

Putting a few PCs together into a scalable robust cluster is the basis for
quite a bit of mission critical stuff these days. I think even IBM is
starting to get it:

Here's some info on the linux high availability project:

-- Doug
Received on Fri Dec 15 2000 - 13:28:34 GMT

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