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

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Sat Jan 21 23:43:10 CST 2012

On 1/18/2012 11:01 PM, chase rayfield wrote:
> I've seen a lot of people thinking about getting Atom severs  ... why not get
> one of these new AMD systems similar wattage and much higher ram limit 8/16GB
> whereas 2Gb is pretty much the fair on Atom boards. A friend of mine has been
> quite happy with his E-350 system I think he has 2-3 TB of storage and could
> 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 am eager to try an E-350 system.

However, for the record both of my Atom systems at home support 4 gigs 
of ram.

In my experience, tasks that require more RAM frequently also benefit 
from more CPU power.

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