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I'm sure most of the people have seen the oracle grid commercial on TV. They say on the commercial
'Now if one server fails the grid continue to work faster'
Can someone explain to me how is faster ? If orginaly i had 10 server to do the job and now i have 9 to do the same job. How is it going to be faster? And if it really is then why should we have grid, if the less servers the better then lets stay with one.

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call oracle.

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Obviously, it takes less time to negotiate the workload between 9 servers than it does with 10.

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If we are going to look at negotiation time lets aviod the grid, so that there is no negotiation time.

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Could it be that they mean the remaining machines work 'harder' in order to take up the workload of the failed server?

Without seeing the advert and therefore the context of 'work faster' I'm just guessing.

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If the servers are on the same electrical circuit then one less server means more electrons for the remaining ones, and the higher density of electrical current allows them to process more data per time unit. In addition, the temperature in the server room decreases, which also has a positive effect.

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Originally Posted by n_i
If the servers are on the same electrical circuit then one less server means more electrons for the remaining ones, and the higher density of electrical current allows them to process more data per time unit. In addition, the temperature in the server room decreases, which also has a positive effect.
I like this answer. But I was a bit off quoting their words. I just saw commercial again and this is what they say
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Now, If a server fails the grid just keeps running. The oracle grid runs faster, costs less and never breakes....

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Originally Posted by nicpon
I'm sure most of the people have seen the oracle grid commercial on TV. They say on the commercial Can someone explain to me how is faster ? If orginaly i had 10 server to do the job and now i have 9 to do the same job. How is it going to be faster? And if it really is then why should we have grid, if the less servers the better then lets stay with one.

It just says "If a sever fails the grid keeps running"

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Yeah thats the one. LIke i said before i was off, my bad.

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They seem to never mention the countless patching issues though....

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Did you notice that when those commercials first came out, there was a reference to how the grid was superior to a mainframe. Now, that part seems to be missing.

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Also is that true that it never fails ?

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What they mean is that if you have a grid made up of several servers, the chance of all the servers going down at the same time (discounting flood, fire, earthquake, tornado, power outage, and human error) is very slight. And as long as one of the servers is up, you have a slower but still functioning grid.
Last edited by beilstwh; 09-22-05 at 16:24.

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I wanted to find out if in real world excluding disasters you have mentioned and human error it still never fails?

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