On Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 2:32:54 AM UTC-7, grzegorz....@gmail.com wrote: > 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? yes. > 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 loud. 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. http://news.softpedia.com/news/rowhammer-attack-now-works-on-ddr4-memory-501898.shtml -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/f970b52a-a56a-4d0b-aed6-e87b1e1d427c%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.