In April 2010 we built a “budget cluster” to facilitate additional VoltDB testing (we already had a 12-node Dell R710 cluster). The requirement was to build a complete 6 server VoltDB cluster for less than the cost of a single R710 (much less actually). With a budget of $4,000 we decided to buy the individual parts and build the machines by hand. Everything was purchased from Amazon, NewEgg, and MonoPrice.
Parts for each Server
- CPU = AMD Phenom II X4 945 ($150.99)
- Memory (8GB) = Crucial Technology CT2CP25664AA800 4GB Memory Kit (2 x $88.99)
- Hard … Read more