I'm curious, can you expand on the Supercache II band aid for I/O comment? Our farm is currently 1 bladecenter with a McData FC switch module and a Cisco Ethernet Module, using 14 HS20s, boot from SAN. Each blade is beefed up with the 4gig and dual CPU. I have not seen any type of I/O issues and am looking at expanding due to 2 upcoming projects. The current plans are an additional 56 blades. Thanks, George _____ From: Holley, Mark [mailto:Holley@xxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 11:27 AM To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Re: The ideal hardware? I apologize for the vague post. I can not stand it when other people do that as well. We have the potential for almost 6k users. We have 80 different business units with there own cultures and home grown/specialized vendor applications. We currently run around four departments with around 33 IBM HS20s 8832s ( with Supercache II to band aid the I/O issues - thus why I am not a blade fan right now or really an IBM fan.). We run MSP 4.0, w2k. Going forward we will utilize W2k3 instead. I guess what I am wondering exactly is what is the best? The sales guys and web sites are not trustworthy. The people from this site are in the trenches and if they run 1U servers and have a good experience with them I would like to know. I just hit the big three and I see they are offering the following for Terminal service solutions: IBM X Series 335 HP Proliant DL 360 G5 server series Dell power edge 1950 Thanks, Mark Holley _____ From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joe Shonk Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 10:36 AM To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Re: The ideal hardware? It all depends on your solutions's requirement. What applications are you delivering? Is 64-bit feasable? How many users? How many servers (approximately)? Are there any Datacenter restrictions, such as power, cooling, floor space? What vendor does the company currently use? (Mixed shops exists, but are rare) Lately, I've been impressed with the latest dual-core 2850s from a perfomance stand-point. Also the HP Opteron blade (except for the SAS controllers) Joe On 8/31/06, Holley, Mark <Holley@xxxxxxx> wrote: After reading through the thread on the blades and having some experience with blades I would say it was concluded that 1U servers were determined as still the standard for stability and good performance. My question at this point is what would be considered the absolute best server hardware platform for Citrix? I used to use DL380s a few years back and they were rock solid. Thanks, Mark ***Note: The information contained in this message, including any attachments, may be privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the Sender immediately by a "reply to sender only" message and destroy all electronic or paper copies of the communication, including any attachments.