[K12OSN] Would you purchase this server for $150?

Gianugo Altieri gianugo.altieri at tiscali.it
Tue Jun 8 07:01:21 UTC 2010


     we are operating a LAN with a similar server (DL 380 G3 2x2800) and 
we have 10 clients running OpenOffice, e-mail, desktop publishing, one 
PHP developer and one CAD system. Performance is excellent, provided 
that Firefox runs locally on clients. CPU workload never goes beyond 
15~20%. We saw much difference from the previous Personal Computer we 
used as a server, although it ran on an Intel CoreDuo 5200 2.5 GHz. Our 
opinion is that a server, born to be a server, appears to be much more 
suited for that role than a fat PC.
     Please, note that these server are very bulky and noisy and can't 
be kept in the same room where people work.

     Gianugo Altieri
     Micro Bio Devices, Italy

On 06/08/2010 05:35 AM, Joseph Bishay wrote:
> Hello,
> I hope everyone is doing well?
> I have an opportunity to purchase an HP Proliant DL360 G3 for $150.
> The specifications are:
> 2x2.8GHz Pentium 4 Hyperthreading Xeon processors
> Battery-backed hardware RAID
> 2x76GB 10k SCSI HDDs
> The full technical specs are here:
> http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00409027&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=101&prodSeriesId=316558&prodTypeId=15351
> Our current setup is 15 clients but going to grow to 20 within a few
> weeks.  Our current server is running K12Linux (based on Fedora 10) on
> a Pentium 4 (2.4 Ghz) with 3 GB RAM and 2x37 GB SCSI drives.
> What do you think? Would it provide a serious performance boost? Our
> server now is OK but you can feel at times it's slow with the 15
> clients when they're all going.
> Joseph
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