[CentOS] Wait for 5 or just use 4.4?
john at mavin.com
Fri Mar 30 18:35:15 UTC 2007
You know the CPU might make a big difference if he were running Windows,
but we're running Linux, an performance wise the Dual Core running
Linux, will keep up with if not kick butt on a Dual Zeon running Windows
Windows by design is a CPU hog, heck it takes several Windows boxes if
you listen to Windows tech's to do the same thing as a single Linux
box. Microsoft guy's would prefer to have DNS on one box, mail on
another and web services on still a third, throw in a SQL db and well
add in another Windows server.
I don't know how many times, I've heard from hired Microsoft guru's tell
me I can do that, it needs to be on it's own machine.
Back to point, the dual core CPU's today are very close to performance
as the Zeon's a series or so back, so if cost is an issue and you can't
afford a full Zeon server the dual core will do a great job, even if not
a 1U or 2U server with hot swap drives....
Remember the intent of Linux is to keep it cheap, Microsoft on the other
hand has the make it cost and cost and cost....
John R Pierce wrote:
> Cen Tos wrote:
>> 3. Hardware to be used would be Intel Core 2 Duo on an Asus P5B-VM-D0
>> (Q965, ICH8-D0, Intel GMA3000 GPU) with SATA hard disks.
> thats a desktop motherboard, not really what I'd consider 'server'
> grade. Now, if this is just a SOHO 'server', that may not matter,
> but if this is going into a colocation site to host production
> websites, I'd want a 1U or 2U server with niceties like hotswap hard
> drives, redundant power supplies, and ECC memory, perhaps one of the
> Tyan or SuperMicro servers.
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