I'm looking to consolidate two servers I have, each P4 3.06ghz each with 1GB of ram running two copies of Sam2 (music streaming software). Both maintain about 5-10% CPU load consistantly. Both run win2k3 standard
Any recommendations on what system would be on par with these two put together? I am on a budget so I don't want to buy anything about what I need.
an older dual xeon or a core2due would be sufficient. he has 2 p4 3+ which only uses 5-10% each. xeon woodcrest or xeon clovertown are very nice, i have quit a few of those at work too, but theyre costy, however a core2duo (basically woodcrest tech for single proc like the old xeon <--> p4 match) should do the job nicely as well.
I'm thinking of going with a Dual Core Pentium D 3.4ghz for now. My setup is somewhat easy to switch to another server so worst case I can always upgrade. dual 3.6ghz should cover what I need coupled with 2gb of ram right?