[CentOS] Universal server hardware platform - which to choose?

Tue Jun 26 20:34:45 UTC 2012
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 06/26/12 1:15 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> That's right, you
> *did*  mention 2 or 4 U servers. Really, for what you want, you can get in
> a 1U box.

the decision of 1U vs 2U is largely driven by disk and IO card requirements.

a 1U Intel server can take up to 4 3.5" or 8 2.5" hotswap drives, 2 CPU 
sockets (4 to 24 cores total), 18 or 24 dimms, and has 1-2 PCI-E slots

a 2U can take as many as 12 3.5" or 24 2.5" drives, the same CPU/memory, 
and typically 4 PCI-E slots, although I've seen more.

3U/4U stuff is generally quad socket and a lot more expensive.

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