On Tue, 2005-03-22 at 17:32 -0800, Junaili Lie wrote:
> Here is what we are thinking:
> - Dual Xeon 2.8 Ghz
> - 4GB DDR2 400 Mhz Dual Ranked DIMMS (is dual ranked or single ranked
> makes any differences in terms of performance?). Do you guys think 4GB
> is reasonably enough?
> - 73 GB 15k RPM Ultra 320 SCSI Hard Drive
> - Dual on-board NICS (is this enough, or Gigabit network adapter will help?)

Purely based on price alone, you could get a Sun V20z with similar
config for $400 (list) less... but I don't know what discounts etc you

AMD's processor/memory architecture has a higher throughput, and the
size of the data and speeds you are asking about will need it.

There is still some talk about the context-switching issue with
multi-xeons. I am under the impression that it still gets some people.

You will likely want more disks as well.

Some recent threads on this topic:


Karim Nassar
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