I need to make some comparison b/w different available platform to come up with a solution for an application.
It will be a data management application which would invlove very huge amount of data to be read from tape devices.
Therefore , I/O should be of much much consideration, as well as powerful CPU, Bus speed etc.
Now my first question is that,
Which avialable platform could be suitable for such sort of application?? I have example of platforms like, IBM RS 6000, IBM AS/400, OR Intell based machine Sun/Solaris etc.
Second question is that,
once we come up with some hardware platform, What operating system would bae suitable for this type of application?? for example, Linux or AIX 5.2 or Solaris??
It would be great if any body mention some resource/paper/success story, that could make a comparison between these hardware and software platforms for such type of mission critical applications? describing Pros and Cons of avialable options.
thanks in advance