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Re: [K12OSN] School Server



On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 11:35 PM, James P. Kinney III
<jkinney localnetsolutions com> wrote:
>
>> 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.

I considered Opterons but for some reason I could only configure dual
cores on dells web site.  I will review that again...

Tim


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