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Re: [opensuse] New to desktop usage of Linux, is OpenSuSE the right distro for this use-case?
On 12/31/2015 04:41 PM, James Knott wrote:
IIRC, a few years ago, IBM ran abut 50,000 instances of Linux in virtual
machines on one of their "big iron" computers.

Yes, I recall reading about that.

It strikes me that if you were implementing an ISP, that is the way to
go, completely software managed. Those mainframes are ultra reliable;
that many Intel boxes would be failing daily, one way or another, not
least of all because of the proliferation of components: wiring,
routers/switches, power supplies, RAM chips and so on. To say nothing
of the #1 failure mode that has beset electronics (and before that,
steam engines) for the last 100+ years -- solder joints. A completely
software defined data centre on one of these boxes would be the way to
go. The latest are compact, would fit under your desk. The
wall-to-wall RAID array and HVAC+3-phase to ran it is another matter.

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