Recommended SMP Hardware
prestonh at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 23:10:06 UTC 2007
I just built the following server and I'm in love with it. I don't know if
it would be underpowered for you though. Here are the specs (I purchased
all the hardware from NewEgg with the exception of the chassis which I got
from servers direct)
***3ware 9550SX-8LP 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X SATA II Raid Controller Card -
*1 *TYAN S3950G2NR Socket AM2 ServerWorks
*2 *Kingston 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) ECC
*1 *AMD Opteron 1212
1 *Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS
*4 *Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording
2U Chassis : *Chenbro RM21508T2-BH LINK:
PS : SPI FSP650-802UR Link:
Riser Cage, Rails, and CD Drive part numbers: Chenbro 84-321510-022
Chenbro 84H321210-050 Lite-on SSC-2485K
It is a dual-core Opteron with 2 GB ram. The 3ware card supports 8 SATA
drives. I have the 4 320GB seagates in RAID 10 and the 80GB seagate as the
internal OS disk. Total cost $2104.53 (USD). Like I said, you may need a
more power than me, but I love the configuration, the chassis, and the 3ware
card. The SATA disks in RAID 10 get close to the same disk speed as 10K
SCSI (I know that is a bold claim). In my tests they are getting up to
116Mb/s Read and 100Mb/s write. Anyway, depending on your application, I
would recommend checking it out (especially the case if you want multiple
On 4/5/07, pete wright <nomadlogic at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/5/07, Don O'Neil <lists at lizardhill.com> wrote:
> > I'm getting ready to obsolete one of my old dual P2-800 servers and
> > to get some suggestions from you all... I'm going to be building a new
> > server to replace it and need more power, but not a TON more power...
> > Something along the lines of dual 2.5 GHz processors with 4 GB RAM
> should be
> > more than enough.
> > Any one have some suggestions for lower priced dual processor
> > and CPU combos? Athlon, Xeon, P4, whatever, doesn't really matter. I'd
> > to hear from some of you who are actually using certain combos in
> > and your experiences (good or bad) with them and FreeBSD 6.2.
> I've had good luck with multi core processors esp. the Intel 5130's.
> They are a x86_64 capable CPU that will give you a SMP system in one
> socket. This should make the machine draw less power, require less
> cooling, and hopefully the motherboard will be less expensive than a
> multi-socket board. Not sure where you are located - but I saw an add
> for a Southern Californian Fry's that had the an "Intel Core2Duo"
> motherboard/cpu combo for pretty cheap (~$190US). I assume you can
> find similar deals on the 'net as well.
> Hope this helps!
> Pete Wright
> NYC's *BSD User Group
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