[rescue] Digest Why not to use an Atom as a Server

Kevin Bowling kevin.bowling at kev009.com
Wed Jan 18 22:45:46 CST 2012

It depends what you're doing as always.  The Atom systems I use go up
to 4GB which is more than enough for routing and firewalling.  I
believe they have 100MB resident in use at the moment.  The AMD
systems haven't been out as long, but they are now a valid option for
low power servers as well.  As you mention, in some cases they are a
superior choice.

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM, chase rayfield <cusbrar2 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I've seen a lot of people thinking about getting Atom severs  ... why not
> one of these new AMD systems similar wattage and much higher ram limit
> whereas 2Gb is pretty much the fair on Atom boards. A friend of mine has
> quite happy with his E-350 system I think he has 2-3 TB of storage and
> put lots of as he has more SATA ports than an Atom board and is running
> FreeBSD with ZFS with it being able to max out Gbit Ethernet for file
> transfers unlike an Atom board.
> I like running my SparcStations for fun
> but... if I had to go to the dark side I may as well get a board that has
> decent busing and reasonable ram limits for about the same money and power
> usage.
> Chase
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