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Old 05-03-2007, 09:51 PM
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dual opteron 252 or core2duo E6400


Which one do you prefer?
- dual opteron 252 / 2GB RAM DDR / 15K rpm SCSI disk
- core2duo E6400 / 2GB RAM DDR2 / raid-1 sata (raid-edition) disks

It will be used for a big vBulletin forum. Price is around $200 different, core2duo a bit more expensive. Please share your idea

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Old 05-03-2007, 09:54 PM
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I'd take the Dual Opteron due to the SCSI disk. It seems as if it may offer more value in this case, especially since it is the cheaper box.


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Old 05-03-2007, 10:30 PM
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dual opteron 252 / 2GB RAM DDR / 15K rpm SCSI disk

add another hard drive and do raid 0... it will be a lot faster for any sites with heavy mysql.

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Old 05-03-2007, 10:38 PM
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dual opteron obviously.

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Old 05-03-2007, 11:30 PM
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dual opteron 252 / 2GB RAM DDR / 15K rpm SCSI disk

add another hard drive and do raid 0... it will be a lot faster for any sites with heavy mysql.
DO NOT do raid-0, thats like pointing a loaded gun with a hair trigger at your data

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Old 05-03-2007, 11:36 PM
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Lets say these machines had the same hds in them...which processor would win?

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Old 05-04-2007, 12:30 AM
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against the E6400? I'd say the 252 opteron's.

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Old 05-04-2007, 07:23 PM
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nowadays, e6600 costs only ~$50 more than e6400, then you can get dual 2.4G cores and 2M L2 per core. I will think the raw power of dual 2.4G conroe cores will outperforms dual op252 on DB/forum apps.

there is no reason why you can't put 15K SCSI drive on conroe server. also, conroe platform will draws at least 1amp/110v less than dual 252.

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Old 05-04-2007, 07:31 PM
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But putting 15K SCSI into conroe server will take me lot of money. Currently, E6400 is more than $200 already. Adding another $50 for E660, is it worth to get it? $250 difference!

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Old 05-04-2007, 11:15 PM
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But putting 15K SCSI into conroe server will take me lot of money. Currently, E6400 is more than $200 already. Adding another $50 for E660, is it worth to get it? $250 difference!
I'm a bit puzzled. how comes a dual op252 1U server with 15K SCSI can be cheaper?! by my calculation, it should be a few hundreds higher than E6400 1U server with SATA RAID1.

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Old 05-05-2007, 02:24 AM
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I'm guessing that the provider already rented the 252 machine out for a bit, lost the client and is trying to recoup some costs by renting it out cheap?

E6600 is a great cpu...

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Old 05-05-2007, 01:33 PM
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DO NOT do raid-0, thats like pointing a loaded gun with a hair trigger at your data
Seconded.

The Opteron will easily outperform here IMHO on both CPU alone and CPU + I/O.

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Old 05-05-2007, 02:32 PM
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I'm a huge fan of the new Xeon processors and SCSI hard drives. In this case, I think you should go with the dual Opteron, especially considering it is cheaper.

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