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Single v. Dual Processor
Pat Nov-06-00 07:12 PM
Hopefully this is a simple question.

I'm in the process of seeing what type of server my office should upgrade to and I have seen servers available with 2 processors.

What are the benefits to having 2 processors? Because of the significant jump in price, I want to find out if it would be worth it for us to go for or just stick with a single processor server.

Thanks

Pat


1. RE: Single v. Dual Processor
lbyard Nov-06-00 07:30 PM
In response to message 0
The average office does not need a dual-processor server. How many computers do you plan to network? Larry

2. RE: Single v. Dual Processor
Pat Nov-06-00 07:44 PM
In response to message 1
We plan to have 25 workstations.

3. RE: Single v. Dual Processor
lbyard Nov-07-00 05:01 PM
In response to message 2
I think a higher-end single processor server will do the trick. You will need plenty of memory and fast drives. 256 Mytes should do it. ATA/100 drives should suffice, but SCSI drives would be faster. I would use Ethernet switches instead of hubs. In the past, I have networked that many computers with much less. Larry

4. RE: Single v. Dual Processor
Pat Nov-07-00 06:15 PM
In response to message 3
Thank you Larry!

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