Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 16:45:56 -0400
Reply-To: "Viel, Kevin" <kviel@SJHA.ORG>
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From: "Viel, Kevin" <kviel@SJHA.ORG>
Subject: Re: Server SAS vs PC SAS, Pros and Cons
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> Arthur Tabachneck
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> Subject: Re: Server SAS vs PC SAS, Pros and Cons
> For a 15 user four-processor server license the price tag is absurdly high
> as compared to a 15 workstation license which can be loaded onto up to 4
> processor workstations.
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't the "4 processor workstation" actually a single chips with four cores? My impression was that the server had four or more such chips.
The server license may have an unlimited number of users, with the caveat that the processes, as MIIIIKKKKEEEE points out that they may swamp the box (however, I was under the impression that the admin can limit the resources available to users on the Nix systems). Also, one only needs to access the server, versus sitting at one's workstation. Finding myself once again in locations across Atlanta, home to some of the worst traffic and public transportation system, I would value the ability to use SAS without my laptop instead of snaking back to my cubicle once I met with an investigator.
Kevin Viel, PhD
Senior Research Statistician
Patient Safety & Quality
International College of Robotic Surgery
Saint Joseph's Translational Research Institute
Saint Joseph's Hospital
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