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RE: [SLE] Why should I buy 64bit hardware ?
  • From: "Richard Mixon (qwest)" <rnmixon@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 08:45:09 -0700
  • Message-id: <DKELJBPNDHJEECCAEPGOMENBFJAA.rnmixon@xxxxxxxxx>

If you really expect to use this 4 to 5 years, then going 64-bit makes sense. The boards are under 200 US$ an the chips are around
200 US$ - i.e. it will cost you about 200 US$ extra to go 64bit. All the other costs (memory and hard drive) are the same. Do the
Opteron only if it is a pure server load - its clock speed is lower, but its got better memory management as I understand it.

Otherwise, save the 200 US$ and get a 32bit Athlon/P4 and a compatible motherboard.

I agree with Jerry's post - to not do RAID1 these days is insanity on a file server.

- Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: Koenraad Lelong [mailto:k.lelong@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 11:18 PM
To: Suse mailing list
Subject: [SLE] Why should I buy 64bit hardware ?

I would like to build my own machine, which is going to serve mail
(Postfix, Courier-Imap), web (maybe), files (Samba), proxy (Squid), for
my home-network. I hope to have it running for the next 4 to 5 years, if
the hardware allows. Since SuSE 9.1 will include 64bit software I'm
considering to make the new machine 64bit.
Any reason to go (or not) to AMD Athlon64 (or Opteron) ? Comments invited.
Met vriendelijke groeten,
Koenraad Lelong
R&D Manager
ACE electronics n.v.

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