Linux Cluster TCO Calculator
Our Linux Cluster TCO Cluster offers the possibility to
have a comprehensive look at all the costs which arise
when building a state-of-the-art Linux Cluster.
TCO of a Linux Cluster: List of Topics to look at
Here is a comprehensive list of things to look at if you want to
understand the total cost of ownership of a Linux cluster:
- Cluster Hardware
- Number of Nodes
- Power Cable
- Other Infrastructure
- HW-Assembly Labor onsite
- Costs for HW-Maintenance
- Additional Costs
- Power Equipment
- Network Connection
- What does it cost to connect the cluster to the corporate network
- cost of IP-Adress, ...
- System Administration
- Installation and Integration of the Linux cluster in the present
- Operating System
- Admin Tool
- Middle Ware
- Effort for administration of the Linux Cluster
- Other costs
- Administrator training
- End user support and training
- Purchasing infrastructure
Linux Cluster TCO Calculator: Availability and License Cost
The Linux Cluster TCO Calculator is available as
an english Excel-Spreadsheet. Rules of
thumb, comments and prefilled entries make it easy to calculate and
predict the costs for the different topics when purchasing and
maintaining a Linux Cluster.
The price of a personal license of the Linux Cluster TCO Calculator is
395 Euro (plus VAT where German VAT applies).
Disclaimer for the Linux Cluster TCO Calculator.
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Remarks on Linux Compute Clusters
LANL's Mike Warren:
Example of a self-made Linux cluster
How the LANL built "The Space Simulator" -
a 294 processor GigE cluster for 500.000 USD.
DaimlerChrysler's John Picklo:
Introducing clusters we lose less jobs !
Compared to the job loss rate of 0,1% on SMP due to
system failure DaimlerChrysler loses again half of
that rate on their Linux and Itanium clusters.
Linux Cluster TCO-Calculator available
Total Cost of Ownership-calculator (TCO) for
Linux Compute Clusters you can calculate the
distribution of costs (e.g. Hardware, Administration,
Environm.) and do comparisons with
your present system.