[CentOS] is Intel VT-d "really" necessary?

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Thu Sep 16 13:42:42 EDT 2010


On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 7:37 PM, Alan Hodgson <ahodgson at simkin.ca> wrote:
> On September 16, 2010 10:23:15 am Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>> But I'm convinced now that XEON's would be better even though they're
>> far more expensive. And at the same time our older Pentium IV,
>> Core2Duo & Core2Quad machines work as well as our XEON machines, but
>> at much cheaper prices - which translates to more money being
>> available to other hardware / services / marketing / etc.
>
> They're not that much more expensive, at least for the dual-socket boards. And
> you get a lot better I/O and memory bandwidth from real server boards.
>
> The 6 core Xeons are still kinda pricey though.
>
> Supermicro also makes fine server boards and a great range of rack-mount
> chassis, including blades, for much cheaper than, say, HP.
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Alan, I am using server boards.....


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