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PAUL WILLIAMSON
2004-06-24, 14:00
Fellas,

I have an opportunity to drop some cash on a new setup for a
slimserver. I have also been fortunate to stumble on to a good deal
from a friend of mine. I can pick up a quite few mini-itx motherboards,
all with the 1ghz via cpu and 256 mb ram, or get a pretty good p4 or amd
mobo for about the same money. I run linux on my slimserver, and I
don't anticipate running much else (well, maybe mythTV). Could slim
benefit from clustering? I'm thinking a cluster of 4 or 5 mini-itx
boards in a beowulf cluster, or one huge motherboard. Thoughts?

Thanks for the input,

Paul

seanadams
2004-06-24, 14:11
Paul,

Really a 1GHz machine is more than enough for any slim server setup.
But to answer your question: generally no, more than one proc won't
make it any faster, but in the case of a dual proc machine you will
benefit from some load sharing (making other apps slightly faster) if
you use the transcoding capability. Other than that, it all runs in one
thread.


On Jun 24, 2004, at 2:00 PM, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:

> Fellas,
>
> I have an opportunity to drop some cash on a new setup for a
> slimserver. I have also been fortunate to stumble on to a good deal
> from a friend of mine. I can pick up a quite few mini-itx
> motherboards,
> all with the 1ghz via cpu and 256 mb ram, or get a pretty good p4 or
> amd
> mobo for about the same money. I run linux on my slimserver, and I
> don't anticipate running much else (well, maybe mythTV). Could slim
> benefit from clustering? I'm thinking a cluster of 4 or 5 mini-itx
> boards in a beowulf cluster, or one huge motherboard. Thoughts?
>
> Thanks for the input,
>
> Paul
>
>