[rescue] [geeks] Hardware Recommendations for upgrading sunhelp.org?
mrbill at mrbill.net
Mon Oct 1 16:49:59 CDT 2018
On Mon, Oct 01, 2018 at 10:07:03PM +0100, Andrew Luke Nesbit wrote:
>I, likewise, am sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
>Intel Xeon E3-1200v1 or v2 CPU with an X9 series Supermicro motherboard
>is a great combination when you've got DDR3 RAM. My "go to" X9 boards
>for E3 CPU's max out at 32 GB.
But do any of them work with non-registered/non-ecc RAM? All of my DDR3
that I have sitting spare is regular desktop DDR3 RAM.
>> Case is a Fractal Design R5 so anything needs to fit into that.
>These are great cases, especially for the price.
I wouldn't have this one, except for a consulting client who needed something
done ASAP a couple of weeks ago and bought me the case as payment. Power
supply is going to be one of the ones I picked up as a refurb sale unit from
EVGA about six months ago.
> There are X9 board
>options with micro-ATX form factor that can be had for very cheap.
>You'd have 4c/8t (as well as the aforementioned 32 GB RAM). In another
>message you mentioned using this server as a virt host as well. I'm
>still learning the intricate relationships between cores and memory.
>(If anybody has particularly useful resources on the latter point,
>please let me know.)
"as many cores and as much RAM as possible" :D
>Finally, I can't help but ask. Why are you not looking at a Sun stack
>as your preferred option?
Same reason I moved off of the T1000 when I moved everything out of colo
and to a business connection at home with static IPs - what Oracle wanted
for a support contract, just to get patches, was more than sunhelp.org has
brought in, in income, total, in the past twenty-one years that I've run
the site. Plus, I refuse to give them business due to moral reasons.
(Had a long discussion about this when I moved to the current system back
In honesty I can say that the site and everything related to it, never even
covered the costs of running it. I was lucky if I made enough to take the
wife out to dinner once a month to make up for all the time I spent on it.
Houston, Texas USA
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