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Re: [K12OSN] Which server would you prefer?


The idea of using both machines for LTSP won't work sadly. As was
suggested in another thread on the mailing list, I'll be using one
machine as a Windows Server and the other machine for a LTSP server.
I'd much rather have the better machine for LTSP than Windows hence my
original question.

I originally posed this question in a way to ensure a fair comparison
between the two machines. Now I know that RAM is a very important
factor, and from what I understand, the Quad Pentium Pro machine can
hold up to 8 GB of RAM, while the P4 can only do 4 GB. If that is the
case, does it sway things in favour of the Quad? I only mention this
now because the Quad will be shipped with 2 GB RAM so I'll have to get
the other modules myself.


On 4/26/05, Chris Thomas <cwt137 yahoo com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Go for the P4 for a few reasons:
> 1. PPro doesn't have MMX, SSE or any of the recent
> instruction sets that speed up operations.
> 2. At most, the quad system would be kind of similar
> to a 800MHz computer.
> 3. If you could underclock the P4 to the speed of the
> PPro, 180 or 200 MHz, I think the P4 would still be
> faster.
> PPros, specially the quads, are ment to hold up to a
> beating. I would use the PPro box in a mission
> critical area people don't care about performance that
> much. For example, LDAP/Samba server, email server,
> proxy server, etc.
> Chris
> --- The Prof <joseph bishay gmail com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I've got 2 possible machines in front of me to make
> > into a server:
> >
> > 1) Pentium IV 3.2 Ghz machine with Hyperthreading
> > and 2 GB RAM
> >
> > 2) Quad Pentium Pro machine with 2 GB RAM
> >
> > Which would you rather run as a k12ltsp server?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Joseph
> >
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