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Comparison still holds, because if you buy a cluster with X amount of RAM the price will be roughly the same as a single server with X amount of RAM. Except that for some large X there won't be any off the shelf servers you can buy with that amount of RAM (let's say 2000GB), but lets be honest here, 99% of companies needs are under that X especially if we're talking about startups.



> if you buy a cluster with X amount of RAM

That's not the only option. You can rent a cluster for a lot cheaper.


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