[ILUG] 64-bit capable box wanted for xen. -- recomendations
mariconor at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 20:54:50 GMT 2008
On Jan 26, 2008 9:43 PM, FRLinux <frlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 26, 2008 5:49 PM, Conor Wynne <mariconor at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So I would like to buy a 64bit machine for Xen, so that I may practice
> > for the exam(s), can someone recommend something please?
> Bought a Dell PowerEdge SC440 before Christmas and love it, it has 64
> bits + VT for hardware emulation. It kicks ass. Since you read French,
> you can find my recent articles here :
> The start price was 150 euros ex VAT (as widely advertised on this list).
> > I've been searching t'internet, but nothing cheap enough.
> > It must have expandability for a decent graphics card.
> Now this is where the SC440 wouldn't help as Dell limited it to avoid
> people from using it as a workstation. I do believe some people went
> around it though.
I am considering one of these :
It's for nothing really, and will do everything I require as well. Not to
mention 4GB ECC RAM for the price of a mac mini or thereabouts.
However, my next purchase should be green. And the CPU(s) runs at 103watts
rather than 63watts...
I really want a low power CPU which will have all the required features for
virtualisation --> VT, 64bit etc etc.
I dont mind spending more money to be green, as it will pay for itself in
the long term anyway - or will it? I normally keep machines for around 3 to
4 yars before replacing them. Things die of their own accord anyway.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Am I being too picky -- will 103watts be
Anyone know what that graphics card is like? Only does 2D, but that's not a
problem, but I will be replacing a small box beside me here so I shall use
it for web surfing as well as virtualisation.
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