What do you think would be appropriate server hardware today for
someone running an OpenACS server/service from their home DSL line?
I'm wondering what would be an appropriate server PC that's big enough
to max out whatever request a DSL line at 384, 768 or 1.5 speeds could
handle -- yet not be so big (i.e. expensive) that it would be a waste
The new $220 Tyan Tiger S2460, the $500 Tyan Thunder K7's little
brother, looks nice. Dual AMD 1.2 GHz CPUs with 1 Gig DDR PC2100 (4
DIMM slots) on that board would be sweet I would think. I wonder how
much overkill it might be.
Maybe a single CPU platform would be more than adequate? Abit's KG7
has four DIMM slots also; I don't know if that board would be
appropriate for a server.
In general the AMD CPUs seem to offer a lot of bang for the buck
compared to Pentium IIIs right now -- or the equivalent performing P4s
from the benchmarks I've read.
Memory is certianly reasonable. How much memory is enough -- and how
much is likely too much?
Also, are IDE drives (IBM 60GXP) a possibility -- or is SCSI a
necessity. Any suggestions on good controller cards -- or on RAID?
I know the answer as always is "it depends", but please make whatever
assumptions you want on average page size, DB calls per request or
whatever and do share.
Thank you very much!