[tor] Re: On the hunt for good colocation

  • From: Moritz Bartl <moritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: torservers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:21:35 +0100


On 17.01.2011 19:10, Julian Wissmann wrote:
> What Price Range would you be looking at for Servers and more 
> importantly would used equipment be okay

That's a good question. I'm looking into colocation offers at the moment
to create some sort of a business plan, because when you talk to
financially stronger sponsors, they want to hear definite numbers.

At the moment we rent a Quad Core Xeon 3220 (4x2.40GHz) with 8GB RAM,
and it is near its CPU capacity when serving ~400 Mbit/s. In the case of
colocation (and for the sake of the 'business plan'), we should aim for
a dedicated Gbit line, especially since Blutmagie will be shut down
soon. It seems nobody has enough knowledge to know where exactly the
bottlenecks are, if a separate crypto-processor would help or even be
used properly. As you know it also seems to be dependent on the used NIC.

I don't have any problems with used hardware, but old P4 stuff is
unlikely to help much...


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