New Server Hardware Recommendations?
kimball at kimballlarsen.com
Wed Feb 18 17:40:40 MST 2009
So, my elderly (4+ years old) home server is banging on death's door,
so I need to figger out what to use to replace it.
It's been a while (uhm, 4+ years) since I've had the pleasure of
trying to build out my own linux box rather than buying something pre-
configured for windows and just slapping linux on it. So, I've got
What processor family will offer the best bang for the buck? Should I
go with an AMD or an Intel? What are the advantages of Phenom vs
Athalon vs Opteron? Do various flavors of linux like one processor
family more than another?
How's about motherboards? I assume that after I pick a CPU, I should
mate it with a well-supported motherboard. Any that you can recommend
as having solid linux support for all their doo-dads?
I prefer to make this thing be as small as possible (think media
center pc sized), but have space for a typical ATX case if need be.
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