[K12OSN] School Server

James P. Kinney III jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Wed Sep 24 02:35:33 UTC 2008

> I have pretty much decided on the following:
> Quad Core Intel(R) Xeon 2.0GHz, 1333MHz FSB
> Memory 	4GB
> Hard Drive 	Mirrored 146GB, 3Gbps, SAS, 3.5 inch, 15K RPM Hard Drive
> Network Adapter 	Dual Embedded Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet NIC
> My only concern is whether the SAS drives will be supported.  Any thoughts?
> Tim
SAS is well supported (shows up as SCSI drives). I recommend changing
from Intel to Opteron as LSTP is very memory intensive and Opteron kicks
the teeth out of Intel for memory intensive operations. That on-chip
memory controller cuts 2 clock cycles out of a fetch process.
James P. Kinney III          
CEO & Director of Engineering 
Local Net Solutions,LLC                           

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