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In a recent Slashdot post, readers compared using 60 Dell rack-mount servers in a Linux cluster to the AS/400.
The pro-Linux cluster reader said that the Dell/Linux cluster would have 30 times the throughput, 100 times the storage, and 0% of the software cost, and better uptime — and in fact, for the price you could have two smaller clusters in geographically distinct locations with a high-speed link between them.
Another reader rebutted with the following argument:
FYI: This whole debate spawned out of a thread about whether or not the iSeries should be considered a mainframe.
Check out the post for the full debate and let us know what you think.