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p4 xeon or AMD64

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dchepishev, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. dchepishev

    dchepishev Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys,

    We intend to buy new machine these days and I was wondering does anyone of you have any opinion about which is better to buy for server

    P4 Xeon 3G 32 bit
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    AMD 64 3000+
    with 64bit OS installed.

    Is it going to be faster than P4 or no?

    Thank you
     
  2. gorilla

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    Personaly I would stay away from a 64bit OS , as we had a dual opteron running with 64bit CentOS and cPanel and its going that badly that we decided to move all accounts to another server and reformat the dual opteron with a 32bit OS.
     
  3. dchepishev

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    Just curious. What problems did you encounter with 64bit os ?
     
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    I heard that RH does not have native 64bit os. Please notice "I heard". I didn't read nothing about that.
     
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    Unreasonable high server load (4-8) , exim and mail queue where playing up and lots of other headackes.
    Chirpy helped us patch it up a little until we are able moved all the accounts over to a 32bit centOS box. Will reformat the opteron after that with a straight forward centOS 32bit OS.
    No point in running 64bit if there are so many problems and no performance increase.
    Anyway, it was worth a trial and I lerned my lesson now :p
    So maybe you could save yourself some hairpulling as i am nearly bold now :D
     
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    Just on a side note, we have some other cheap servers with the amd 64 3000+ chip running CentOS 3.6 32bit without any problems.
    It is important to notice though that if you want to run single processors then the P4 will be in my opinion better as it has hyper threading enabled.
     
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    Well you should check compatibility issues before you get server :)
     
  8. MMarko

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    IMHO there in little difference with HT enabled and it's more marketing thing than anything else.
     
  9. gorilla

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    As u can see here http://www.cpanel.net/ 64bit centOS is officially supported , they should mention the requierments in brakets though (use with a packet of headacke tablets a day only ) :D
     
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    P4s HT is good for multitasking and amd 64 single processor is good for gaming , but has not been designed for server duties
     
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    I would also recommend steering clean of the x86_64 OS's at this time. There are various problems with some essential apps (perl php etc) that can crop up. Much better of with a 32bit OS for now.
     
  12. Sinewy

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    AMDs are for gaming, yes, although they do perform very nicely for servers too.

    Regards,
    Alan
     
  13. vinc_dc43

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    is it still a given to steer clear of 64 OSes?
     

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