Well, I've got some stuff that might help. I live in SL5 and have the following items:
Several HP XW9300 workstations with 16GB of RAM and 2x Opteron 280 CPUs. Some of them have 6x 10K or 15K drives and Adaptec ASR-2200s controllers.
A Tyan S2916 motherboard and 2x opteron 2376s (i.e. chips with H/W virtualisation support)
1x HP MSA30 with 4x 72GB 10k ...
"As for any testing, I think we'd find the problem with trying to
objectively measure a set of configurations is the lack of good
"general" workload, as there's no such thing."
In the past I have invested quite a bit of time trying to find RAID calculators and perform accurate benchmarks -- but I have to agree with Mark on this one, in the end the ...