Cheapest hardware (price per meg) for memcached?

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Wed Jan 12 03:00:52 PST 2005

Wherever we have spare ram.

The problem with dedicated memcached nodes is:

   -- network cabling/port
   -- power/heat
   -- space

Usually cheaper just to add RAM to an existing machine.

On Wed, 12 Jan 2005, Richard Jones wrote:

> Hi,
> At the moment we run memcached servers on 3 machines that have spare
> RAM, which is very convenient, but in future we may want/need to buy
> hardware specifically for memcached.
> Has anyone looked into what hardware setup is cheapest if you want to
> conjure up a non-trivial amount of memcached space?
> Netbooting a bunch of cheap 1u servers with inexpensive CPUs and
> motherboards with as many RAM slots as you can find?
> Anyone flirted with more exotic solutions?
> Do LJ have dedicated machines for memcached, or are they running it
> whereever there is spare ram?
> Cheers,
> RJ

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