2 Terabytes and RedHat Enterprise 3 WS
I am starting the process of building up a machine for intensive computation that should handle a hard disk system of about 2 Terabytes. This should be done preferably on RedHat Enterprise 3 WS, but that's negotiable. As I read in this forum, it seems that the new SATA drives require the newest kernels, so maybe it is safer to go ATA? Does anyone can provide inputs on how to build 2 TB linux machines? Could it be a system of several 160 GB ATA HD controlled by a linux box? How to plug them together? Another option would be to have like 4 external HDs from Lacie (500 GB each), but they use Firewire interface, so would RHEWS be able to handle that? How about several external 160 GB USB drives?
Basic system specs (it can be changed if you have other suggestions):
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
Mobo Asus A7V600
2 GB DDR
Radeon 9200 256MB
If you have any ideas on these issues, your help is most welcome.