Getting a new server

lars lars at
Wed Feb 1 11:55:52 PST 2006

Chuck Swiger <cswiger at> wrote:
> If you're buying new hardware, pretty much anything has enough CPU to handle the
> reader side; the spamfiltering and virus scanning will be more CPU-intensive.
> Dual-3GHz Xeon's with 2GB of RAM?  Your normal candidates, Dell, HP, IBM, all
> have reasonably similar models (PowerEdge 28x0, HP DL370/380, etc) which will do just fine for this sort of thing.
I'd go for an Opteron system, they have a lot more (3-4 times) 
I/O than Xeon systems and they're cooler.

But some companies, like HP, make it hard to get an Opteron
system, for reasons unclear to me.

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