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  1. #1
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    If price is not an object..

    .. what specs would you have on your servers.. e.g. CPU speed, RAM etc.. (please dont say something like 100 GB RAM or anything rediculous.. it has to be a possible combination)

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    I guess I would go with:

    1. SQL Write Servers (x2, one live, one hot backup)
    Quad Opteron, 16 GB RAM, 5x 74 GB SCSI 15k RPM Drives Raid 5

    2. Fibre Channel Raid 5 System w/ Dual Interfaces (for fail over)
    not sure which brand, but enough for a couple terabytes and expandable

    3. SQL Read Servers (n, added as needed)
    Dual Opteron, 8 GB Ram, 4x 146 GB SCSI 10k Drives Raid 0

    4. Web/App Servers (n, added as needed)
    Dual Opteron, 4 GB RAM, 2x 146 GB SCSI 10k Drive Raid 0

    5. Load Balancers w/ fail over (2 or more)
    once again, haven't priced them lately so I'm not sure about brands

    6. Hardware Firewall w/ fail over

    I guess I could host a couple sites off of this system, maybe even more than 500

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    What ever server you get, regardless of the money involved highly depends on the purpose of the server. So, why dont you be a little more specific on what the server[s] are going to be doing?
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    I thought this was more of what is your dream set up.

    I agree with eBounday, do you have an application in mind?

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    no, it was just a dream setup post. I was just interested in other peoples thoughts. I use my servers for webhosting.

    nice setup ambirex. I take it you would be using linux OS?

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    Yeah, I would use linux, but there is no reason you couldn't use freebsd or windows.

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    i think i'd go with OpenBSD ( http://www.openbsd.org ) for OS

    "Only one remote hole in the default install, in more than 8 years!"

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    I'd have a SUPER Computer... with 100gigs of ram... 20 opterons.. and i'd just run one game server and one website..

    hows that sound for a dream machine?

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    Originally posted by Lem0nHead
    i think i'd go with OpenBSD ( http://www.openbsd.org ) for OS

    "Only one remote hole in the default install, in more than 8 years!"
    Hrm, funny how they never count the remote root vulnerabilities in software tey also develop that is installled by default like hmmm OpenSSH?
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    I will take G5 server looks fantastic, user friendly and really performance fantastic. But cost a bomb to be use as a budget hosting : (

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    Originally posted by eBoundary
    Hrm, funny how they never count the remote root vulnerabilities in software tey also develop that is installled by default like hmmm OpenSSH?
    i think that OpenSSH is "the one" that they count

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    I too would get a rack of G5's.

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    on my dream machine id get a 10 terabytes of hd space but forget to add a fast fiber connection cause i blew all my money already
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    One of those nice Sun boxes.. or ten...

    Or a serious mainframe server.

    Quad opterons is nothing...
    Gone.

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