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Erwin
12 Apr 2006, 00:43
If the price is equivalent, given the choice between:

4 x Dual Xeon Single Core 3.0 1 Gb RAM servers

OR

2 x Dual Opteron Dual Core 2.0 2 Gb RAM servers

to be used as webservers, which option would you choose?

The Chief
12 Apr 2006, 01:11
4 x Dual Xeon Single Core 3.0 1 Gb RAM servers. Too much RAM is useless if the processor is not strong enough ;)

Erwin
12 Apr 2006, 01:27
But Dual/Dual Opterons are more powerful than Dual/Single Xeons. :)

Corriewf
12 Apr 2006, 01:38
Ram is too important, go with the 2 gigs. :)

MrLister
12 Apr 2006, 01:45
If you need that much proccessing power chances are you will need at least 1GB ram. Go with the 2nd option.

Not only are opterons better but you get more ram

Erwin
12 Apr 2006, 02:11
Mmm... that's what I thought - 2 D/D Opterons are better than 4 D/S Xeons.

The Chief
12 Apr 2006, 03:55
But Dual/Dual Opterons are more powerful than Dual/Single Xeons. :)
ah lol, I'm only starting in the Server buisness haha, will learn one day :)

Zachery
12 Apr 2006, 09:10
ah lol, I'm only starting in the Server buisness haha, will learn one day :)
Then you need to catchup on your reading.

I'd have to consider what you are doing with all of the servers, however at the end of the day the Opterons, even a single dual core would probally stomp all over a dual single core xeon setup.

I'm guessing you are going for web/db servers Erwin? Might want to look at smaller frontend boxes and mroe of them, with a beefier database system and possibly a memcached server for storing the database in. Altho I've only heard about such a system I'm sure it would be killer as far as fast.

Martin64
12 Apr 2006, 15:09
I'd go with 2 x Dual Opteron Dual Core 2.0 2 Gb RAM. 1 Gb is just too little, regardless of CPU power.

FlyBoy73
12 Apr 2006, 19:52
Opteron configuration all the way! :)

Allan
12 Apr 2006, 20:18
2 x Dual Opteron Dual Core 2.0 2 Gb RAM servers ^^