[rescue] Digest Why not to use an Atom as a Server
raubvogel at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 10:21:15 CST 2012
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 11:04 AM, <mail at catsnest.co.uk> wrote:
> I Love my Proliant N36L
> It uses the AMD Athlon II NEO N36L cpu...
> There are a few boards around with it if you dont want to go for the
> Proliant: http://is.gd/FjgGMw
> Seems to be hard to find some where selling the boards though!
> <-- http://23.me.uk/2 -->
> <--Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. -->
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 4:58 AM, Lionel Peterson
<lionel4287 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I'm casually familiar with the E-350 systems (my daughter has an Acer
>> w/ that CPU in it (w/ 4 Gigs RAM, nice little machine), but let me tell
>> why I am partial to Atom system:
>> - low-power CPU
>> - low-power chipset
>> - small size (mini-ITX)
>> - low heat output
>> - low-cost MB/CPU(typically $70-90)
>> The E-350 (I assume, please correct me if I'm wrong:
>> - low-power CPU
>> - std socket
>> - uses std MB (available in various sizes, mini-ITX -> mATX)
>> - offers more robust MB options (SATA, expansion slots, etc)
>> - cost a bit more than Atom (assume MB & CPU combo starts at $100)
>> Of course, I'm looking at roll-your-own solutions, not barebones
>> Also, and this is key for folks like me - the Atom is a known qty with
>> strengths & weaknesses vs the 'new guy' E-350 and similar chips.
>> I confess a fair dose of ignorance of E-350 type CPUs, but that's why I
>> default to thinking it terms of Atom-based solutions - it 's what I know.
>> The real interesting chips to me are the Intel oddballs - the latest
>> & Pentiums - some are slightly less capable SandyBridge chips that pack a
>> wallop especially at their price points - $40 and up... They use regular
>> motherboards, so upgrades are trivial it i3 and i5 chips down the road.
>> On Jan 18, 2012, at 11:01 PM, chase rayfield <cusbrar2 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> > I've seen a lot of people thinking about getting Atom severs ... why
>> > 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
>> > decent busing and reasonable ram limits for about the same money and
>> > usage.
>> > Chase
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I have been using those supermicro 1U Atom boxes as dedicated
servers at work. Honestly, if you do not need the memory they are
plenty for a lot of stuff... and use around 25W. They have two
ethernet ports (one can double as ipmi) and one pci express/whatever
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