Max top end computer for Freebsd to run on
jrisom at gmail.com
Sun Jun 2 21:09:21 UTC 2013
You mean like a high end rack mount server that's FreeBSD's primary use?
One catch about ram, the faster ram comes in smaller sticks. I have
four 8Gb sticks for 32Gb, but it's not the fastest ram. The fastest ram
tends to be 2Gb sticks. At the moment, FreeBSD's set to a max of 64
cores on amd64, that's "threads" for Intel, but it can be changed if you
actually need it. Newegg has a quad socket xeon 4U system that has a
total of 40 cores/80 threads, and comes with 128GB of ram. It will set
you back over $30k.
You'll need to make a compromise about memory and cpu. A lot of games
aren't overly multithreaded because most people aren't even quad core
yet. The fastest per core processors aren't the fastest overall. Look
at cpubenchmark.net's top speed page and compare it to the single
threaded page. Which do you think will do a game better and which will
do 100 jails better?
On 6/2/2013 3:34 PM, Fbsd8 wrote:
> I'm a sub second speed freak. What is the max number of cpu's and memory
> size that Freebsd can handle? Can it handle 16 4ghz cpu's and 32gb of
> memory? I need a gaming server with some really big balls for hundreds
> of jails. Money is not a deciding factor here, horse power is.
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