Getting a new server

Charles Swiger cswiger at
Wed Feb 1 15:56:45 PST 2006

On Feb 1, 2006, at 2:55 PM, lars wrote:
> 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.

Yes, this is entirely reasonable advice; the Opteron platform is a  
good choice as well.


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