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Old 01-02-2006, 06:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am planning to buy an entry level server for an ERP installation and testing purpose.

Regarding the CPU, I have the following 2 options, and i am confused

1. Intel Xeon 3.0 ghz processor
2. Intel Xeon DUAL CORE Processor 3.0 ghz.

The second one looks good, but to get the advantage of dual processor, is it required to have multiple Disks ?? If so, what mother board should i go for and will SATA hard disks be a better bet ??

Valuable suggestions are highly appreciated.

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Old 01-02-2006, 06:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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With Dual Core u dont need 2 hard drives just 1

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First of all, AMD server CPUs perform much better than Intel server CPUs, primarily because of the Integrated Memory Controller.

Other than that, you don't need multiple Hard Drives to take advantage of multiple cores. However, SATA Hard Drives will still be a better bet than PATA ones since it removes a lot of the hassles for a negligible increase in price. No more Master/Slave for one
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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are you thinking about SCSI at all? SCSI all the way... for a price.
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Old 01-02-2006, 04:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Opteron solutions are much cheaper and better performing.
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Old 01-03-2006, 03:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanx for the Inputs.

Can sombody clarify, does Dual core means there will be 2 processors ?

I am planning to install RH Linux on this machine. Are there any known issues with this processors for Linux ?

Also i am going for SATA hard disk.

Can somebody give me the equivalent AMD/Motherboard configuraton details ?

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