[K12OSN] Which server would you prefer?

Terrell Prude' Jr. microman at cmosnetworks.com
Wed Feb 17 22:11:21 UTC 2010

In that case, sure, that's a fine usage for the server.  File serving 
does not need a lot of CPU oomph.  If you'd like to go beyond 100Mb/sec, 
decent Gig-E cards are dirt-cheap now.  You'll probably get in the 
neighborhood of 300Mb/sec, given the CPU power, but nothing wrong with 
that for a file server.

Running Samba on it for any Windoze clients would be a low-CPU endeavour 
as well.

Go fer it, d00d!  :-)


Joseph Bishay wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to thank everyone for their responses and comments.  I
> certainly learned a lot and it made me realize what does and doesn't
> work more clearly.
> With respect to the specific recommendation of buying newer hardware,
> I certainly understand what you mean.  In this case, I'm not
> specifically trying to fix a problem (in which case I could get
> approval for the funds) but rather was looking for something to do
> with the Proliant server that I got donated for free.  A few
> suggestions about exporting /home from the Proliant is an interesting
> one, and I think something I may explore.
> Thanks again,
> Joseph
> On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 11:40 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Terrell Prude' Jr. wrote:
>>> If I were you, I'd just build my own quad-core box and stuff 8GB DRAM and
>>> a couple of terabyte drives in it.  Virtually all modern motherboards now
>>> come with built-in Gig-E, so that's covered, too.  And this can be done for
>>> way less than US $1000.
>> I actually have to agree with that if it is at all possible.  I've always
>> liked to reuse old stuff but even I have to admit that current equipment is
>> so much faster and cheaper that is rarely worth the power to keep something
>> a few years old running - and that's especially true for 32-bit servers.
>> --
>>  Les Mikesell
>>   lesmikesell at gmail.com

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