On the hardware side, the package can come with either Dell PowerEdge C2100, C6100 or C6105 servers. The PowerEdge C-series servers are uniquely suited for Hadoop’s multiserver deployments because of their modest physical size and power usage, […] A deployment based on the reference architecture could scale from six nodes to 720 nodes.
The cost of a minimum configuration would run from US$118,000 to $124,000, depending on the support options.
what’s that definition of commodity servers again?
Original title and link: Cloudera Hadoop Distribution on Dell’s Commodity Servers ( ©myNoSQL)