More Power than ZFSBuild 2010 at Same Price Point September 20, 2012,
Volume 175, Issue 3
ZFSBuild 2012 is being designed to deliver more CPU, much more RAM, more cache, better drives, and better chassis than its ZFSBuild 2010 at the same price point: $USD 6765. The original ZFSBuild was based on 12GB of memory. ZFSBuild 2012 starts with 64 GB using 8GB DIMMs. The motherboard has the capacity to go to 256GB with 32GB DIMMs. The team plans to evaluate Nexenta Enterprise, OpenIndiana, and revisit FreeNASs ZFS implementation running the same battery of tests used in 2010 for the original ZFSBuild 2010 benchmarks.