Re: Why 4 Procs

  • From: "Trung Le" <trungle@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 23:32:05 -0600

Hi,

I agree with you and Shawn about 2 CPUs. Personally, I don't think 4 CPUs server is worth of money to spend! :-( Instead of one server, I can spend money for at least two servers, then do the load balancing and fault tolerance, which 1 server can't do! What happens if 1 server is down? The other will pick up the load and users don't see much different. It may slow down, but at least users can send/receive mail! ;-) In case of one 4-CPU server, if it's down, there is no mail at all! ;-) Besides, if you have two separate locations, then one 2-CPU at each location will provide users faster service while reducing WAN bandwidth vs. one 4-CPU at one location! ;-)

Best,

P.S. unless like Shawn said, one has tons of money to spend for two 4-CPU servers to do the load balancing and fault tolerance! :-)

Trung Le
----- Original Message ----- From: "C Drawers" <cdrawers@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 6:16 PM
Subject: [exchangelist] Re: Why 4 Procs



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Thanks for the article.  I hadn't seen that.

Unlike a lot of companies that can afford to do 4 way
boxes, we are trying to ensure we're using money
effectively.  :)
--- Danny <nocmonkey@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 12:45:45 -0800 (PST), C Drawers
<cdrawers@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 4 Processor servers seem to always been chosen for
mailbox servers.  Since a
> comparable equipped 2 processor server is often
1/4 the cost and it seems
> the latest 2 proc box has equivilant ghz power as
a 4 proc box, it sure
> seems like 2 proc boxes are the way to go.

[...]

Not sure if this is of any help:


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;827281

> Any crazy theories or even better... concrete theories with data to suppor > the theory?

Here's one: if you can afford it, the more the
better! :D

...D


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