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leastcmplicated Apr 27, 2009, 07:34am EDT Report Abuse
So I need some advice (and not fanboy advice either... i know how you guys can get :P) I need to purchase a quad core server and I need to know the difference between the Opteron quad core and Xeon quad core. Here is what this machine will be doing and the specs

quad core
1 TB mirrored (so 2 TB total)
16GB RAM

It will host 2 VM machines, one will be a fax server, form OCR software, forms management etc, the other will be PDF compressor plus some custom software. Nothing else will be on this machine. this is dedicated. so my question is which one? Opteron or Xeon


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TamTheBam Apr 27, 2009, 07:54am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: differences between quad cores

....I'm back, but only as a part-timer... :)
leastcmplicated Apr 27, 2009, 08:00am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: differences between quad cores
Thanks Tam, I did do research on my own but I wanted some personal perspective :)

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Bungle Apr 27, 2009, 11:05am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: differences between quad cores
A nehalem based Xeon 35xx/55xx is going to be the fastest soloution.

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<a class= Apr 27, 2009, 03:59pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: differences between quad cores
Look at it this way:

If you care about the price : go Opteron

If you don't care about the price : Go Xeon 5500

Xeons are faster, Opty's are less expensive.

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