On Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 2:32:54 AM UTC-7, grzegorz....@gmail.com 
> I know that QubesOS is developed mostly with notebook use in mind, however 
> some users, me included, opt to run it on desktop computers. The question is, 
> is there any advantage of building a Qubes-dedicated machine on 
> workstation/server components? 

mostly ecc ram. its a shame non-ecc is so prevalent. in practice, i dont think 
the difference is worth it. there are many more important variables.

> Will Qubes be able to take advantage of higher core count in Xeon processors? 
> Or two processors if a user decides to build a dual-CPU rig? 
> Does the system performance scale with the number of available cores/ clock 
> speed?


> Can it take advantage of ECC RAM?
> Server hardware that is few years old can be bought for dirt cheap (Xeon 
> E5-2670 has 8 cores and costs about 75$).

it will benefit the same as any another machine from ecc ram. 

> I'll be upgrading from my current PC and I'm seriously considering building a 
> rig around a Xeon processor and a motherboard with ECC RAM but if there is no 
> real benefit then what's the point?

apparently price is the advantage, but think of your ears! server hardware is 

if your willing to spend more on good hardware, go for a good ssd, and good 
ddr4 ram (G.Skill or Geil) in case bitflipping attacks start showing up. 


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