Seth Mos wrote:
> At 12:02 23-11-2001 +0000, James Pearson wrote:
> >I'm thinking of setting up a Linux (i386) based NFS server with approx
> >1TB XFS file system (on an external FC RAID box).
> >What hardware would people recommend for this i.e. make and type of
> >mainboard, fibre channel card, gigabit card etc. What are others using
> >for this purpose?
> I don't use fiber myself so I can't comment on that part.
> Use beefy hardware and see if you can get a motherboard with 64bit/66Mhz
> PCI slots and lot's of ram makes a big difference for a file/database server.
But for 64 bit/66 MHz pci, do NOT get the i840 chipset, it has IO-APIC
defect, and IO-APIC must be disabled under heavy bus activity. But I can
tell you that 64 bit/66 MHz PCI with fast Ultra160 is incredible (even
D. Stimits, stimits@xxxxxxxxxx
> Dual Athlons go very fast and there motherboards are also decent. Outside
> the work scope my servers mostly run AMD processors (Duron and athlon
> classic) and I also have a lost Intel Pentium 233.
> Every program has two purposes one for which
> it was written and another for which it wasn't
> I use the last kind.