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Re: CPU question

On Fri, 28 Jan 2000, Shao Zhang wrote:

 : Hi,
 : 	I am going to set up a new server which will serve pretty much
 : 	everything except www. At the moment, it has a P166, and the
 : 	load avg is around about 5. The highest once reached to 22.
 : 	In Australia here, the price of getting two P550 and one P700 is
 : 	roughly the same. So should I get two slower CPUs, or one fast
 : 	CPU. Which case will the server run faster/perform better?

Go dual.  SMP is kick-ass with Linux :)

Get SCSI rather than IDE unless price is a HUGE issue.  (You don't
mention disk or RAM considerations).

Nathan Norman
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