We're going to do a procurement for new Hadoop worker nodes this coming fiscal year. Mark mentioned to me this morning that ops might have some extra budge for this year that we might want to swap with so that we can get new Hadoop nodes sooner rather than later, and that we should start this process now.
Let's start with a quote. I'd like to order nodes similar to the ones we ordered last year. That is, they should have the same # of disks and space, and the same amount of RAM. Processor speed isn't as big as a concern, same or better preferred. So! Last year we got:
Dell PowerEdge R720
- 12 core EW-2620 @ 2.00GHz
- 64G RAM
- 12 x 4TB 3.5 HDDs
- 2 x 2.5 small HDDs (in chassis?) for / partition
I'm not sure what our budget is yet, so we don't know how many of these we'd like to order. It will likely be somewhere between 10-20.
Can we get a quote for how much these would each cost if we order about that many?