[tor] Re: On the hunt for good colocation

  • From: Kasimir Gabert <kasimir.g@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: torservers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:49:42 -0700

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 11:21 AM, Moritz Bartl <moritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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...
> Moritz

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Kasimir Gabert

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