Blain wrote:I would pony up the few bucks to get the dual core 330.
BTW, What Atom 230 MB are you looking at that has a PCI Express x1 slot?
FuturePastNow wrote:Going to stick a PCI gigabit card and a PCIe SATA card in it.
Forge wrote:FuturePastNow wrote:Going to stick a PCI gigabit card and a PCIe SATA card in it.
I would reverse the interfaces on those, if I had to choose one to be PCI and the other PCIe. Both really deserve PCIe interfaces, though.
PCI GbE is just sad in so many ways. The throughput isn't there, and the oversaturation of the already-saturated PCI bus with ethernet packets makes baby zombie jesus cry so hard.
FuturePastNow wrote:This server is going to use an Atom processor to run software RAID5 on 5400RPM drives (Greenpower). Throughput isn't going to be good.
Forge wrote:FuturePastNow wrote:This server is going to use an Atom processor to run software RAID5 on 5400RPM drives (Greenpower). Throughput isn't going to be good.
You win. I give you my "Understatement of the Year 2008" trophy as a placeholder till your 2009 one comes out.
just brew it! wrote:RAID5 writes are going to be your main performance bottleneck. RAID5 requires a lot of CPU when writing to disk, to do the parity calculations. If the server is being used mostly for reads, it won't be too bad; but write performance is going to suck quite badly.
You may want to consider doing RAID1 instead.
Forge wrote:tfp wrote:Forge wrote:I give you five dollah!
Love you long time?
If he gives me that Atom board for five bucks? Assolutely.
Mentawl wrote:I'm using a dual-core Atom board as a simple home server/MSN machine/DivX player alongside my main PC. I've got it setup in an old rev.1 Antec Sonata with a pair of SATA HDs for storage, and an old Samsung PATA drive as a boot HD. One 7v 120mm provides more than enough cooling (with an old Thermalright HR-05 on the NB chip, hehe), and the PC stays on all the time quite happily. Get good transfer rates over my little Gigabit switch, and it's snappy enough for web browsing and MSN and stuff. I haven't actually checked power consumption, but it's almost certainly lower than the server-grade P4 motherboard it replaced .
mghong wrote:*blah* dual core Atom *blah* as well as p2p movie *blah* 720p or BlurRay movie
JustAnEngineer wrote:Atom is far too wimpy for your multimedia applications. You would be much better off with AMD's integrated graphics and an affordable Athlon64 X2 processor.
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