10/100/1000 Ethernet hardware recommendation
chris at vindaloo.com
Sat Jun 2 15:59:30 UTC 2007
chloe K wrote:
> intel desktop GigE (32 bits) around 380M
> intel server GigE (64 bits) around 800M - 900M
While this may seem obvious I'm gonna ask it anyway. I'm being pedantic
here and assuming:
The performance numbers are best case MBytes per second;
That the 64bit card is in a 64bit slot;
That the 64bit card in a 32bit slot would give similar performance
to the 32 bit card.
A little information about my situation is probably in order. I have a
DMZ with FreeBSD box acting as a NAS (samba/dav/nfs fileshare); a
postgresql database server; a mysql database server; and an apache
webserver; and a postfix mail server. All of these machines are older
Pentium III 1GHz single or dual CPU class machines. It's more than
enough performance for the bulk of my clients which are bottlenecked by
their connection over the internet. I'd like to go to Gig E to improve
performance for a hand full of clients on the local LAN and to move
critical data out of the DMZ. Eventually I plan to replace the current
generation of servers with something more modern like HP DL360 G5 and
DL380 G5 hardware.
Based on that, if my assumptions are correct then the 64bit Intel
Hardware seems to be the way to go.
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