[lug] server spec
horlenkarl at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 8 19:10:51 MDT 2007
> > - 2 disk sata raid 1 mirror (obviously not for
> speed -
> > redundancy)
> You didn't say HW RAID, that will cut into your
> cost. But SW RAID seems
> to be a reasonable choice for cheap servers (mine
> are the $300 variety
I just posted in another reply it's goign to be SW
raid and explained why...
> Aren't there benchmarks out
> there that would
> help you rate Xeon vs. Core2 vs. dual CPU/core? The
> SPEC people maybe.
Unfortunately (or sadly ;-)), i'm not a benchmark guy.
i find it difficult to relate those numbers to real
world examples which is why i'm looking for real world
experience. i'm not so sure those numbers aren't
doctored / mainp'd to make them say what you want them
> I'd say you're better off talking to SAGE or LOPSA
not familiar with those..
> I'd say it's cheaper to buy more CPU/RAM/boxes than
> to spend a lot of
> time optimizing. What exactly do you mean by sw
well, apache can be optimized. so can mysql. so can
php. caching / config options. so can the cms and
site pages, how css and js files are delivered, etc.
for a server that is functioning solely as a web
server, it can help a lot (and it's free!).
ultimately more RAM seems to be the best bang for the
> Good luck! Your experience might make a good BLUG
> talk. (And then you
> could do the circuit--CLUE, NCLUG, etc--and then
> you'd be famous! ;-)
it might very well be. i'll keep it in mind!
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