Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 20:28:41 +0530
Reply-To: Praveen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Praveen <ipkrishna@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Hardware for SAS in big project
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I don't think for this kind of massive projects you can work with your
personal CPU. You need to have a server for processing your data. I
handle a bit larger than this amount of data recently... and I used a
146+70 GB hard-disk, 2 GB RAM, 2.5 Ghz Dual Processor... and I do not
remember the exact name of the motherboard... I will get back to you
with this information too.
Also an important point to note. Please increase the memory available
for SAS processing by using the "memsize option" otherwise you will
land up with not responding messages....It would drastically improve
your SAS performance..
I hope this helps.... Please let me know if you need further details.
On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 09:31:30 -0500, Benny Kong <email@example.com> wrote:
> We are considering using SAS for extracting, merging, cleaning, and
> analyzing a number of very large datasets, some of which will be created
> from ASCII files of 10GB, 20GB or more. These datasets will typically have
> hundreds of thousands of observations, sometimes even a million
> observations. There will be up to a few thousand variables per observation.
> What kind of server would be appropriate?
> What number and type of CPU would be required for this project?
> Are there special hardware upgrades to the server that would improve the
> performance of SAS?
> Thanks so much.