[OpenIndiana-discuss] Any hardware snafus in this lineup?
protonwrangler at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 18:55:35 UTC 2014
Is still the case that full KVM virtual machines were not available on AMD
processors with any stock illumos-based distribution? (OS zones for
appropriate illumos/solaris apps being supported on both). Or is this just
Joyent's SmartOS distributions?
On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 11:50 PM, Philip Robar <philip.robar at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 7:20 PM, Harry Putnam <reader at newsguy.com> wrote:
> > These hardware specs are for a planned home lan zfs NAS
> > CONFIGURATION
> > CPU : AMD 64 CPU AM3/AM3+
> > AMD FX-8350 Piledriver (Vishera) 4.0GHz (Eight Core) 32nm,
> > AM3+ 8MB Cache
> > Cooling Fans : AMD 64 CPU Fans
> > Coolermaster GeminII S, 5 Copper Heat Pipes, Extra Quiet
> > 140MM CPU fan
> > Motherboard : AMD 64 AM3/ AM3+ Motherboards
> > ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+,AMD 760G, Onboard video,HDMI,
> > USB3.0
> > NOTE: I'm pretty sure this ram can be ECC.
> > Most asus boards accept both.
> > Memory : DDR3 Dual Channel memory
> > 32GB (4x8GB) PC14900 DDR3 1866 Dual Channel (high
> > performance memory)
> From your description you're building a dedicated home single purpose, i.e.
> file, server. Unless you have other plans in the back of your mind the
> parts you chosen seem inappropriate or gross overkill from, respectively,
> either an energy efficiency or compute power standpoint. I suggest that
> instead you consider an Intel socket 1150 CPU and a real server
> Even the lowest end Haswell Celeron has more than enough compute power for
> a home file server and all Haswells have much lower TPD than the AMD and
> probably also idle at a much lower wattage too.
> Haswell Celeron G1820 - $40 at Microcenter.
> Haswell Core i3 4130 - $100. If you need AES-NI support for file system
> Haswell Xeon E3-1200 V3 - Starting at around $200. If your server is going
> to do something like video transcoding.
> A server motherboard will have ECC support, Intel NICs and IPMI for remote
> management. Supermicro is most people's server board brand of choice, but
> there's also Tyan, ASUS and others to choose from.
> One of the new Intel Atom Avoton (4 or 8 core) server motherboard/CPU
> combos from ASrock or Supermicro are even more attractive from an energy
> cost standpoint. (This is a serious consideration for a system that runs
> 24x7.) (http://www.servethehome.com has reviews of several of these.)
> Since you said this is a home server I assume that that means that there
> will be at most a handful of connections at any given time. In that
> situation even 16 GB of memory will be more than you need, but in any case
> get ECC RAM. It costs so little more that it just doesn't make sense not
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