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Re: [Xen-users] What hardware to use for XEN

  • To: Jacques van Langen <j.v.langen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Rudi Ahlers <Rudi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 17:55:03 +0200
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On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 7:47 PM, Jacques van Langen
<j.v.langen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello
> I want to build a desktop PC with premium support for XEN. I would like to
> spend about € 200 - €250 for processor and motherboard. What processor,
> chipset and motherboard would be a good choice? Please motivate!
> Thanks,
> Jacques
> _______________________________________________

Generally, anything with plenty cores & Intel VT-d that you can afford :)
 XEON's work much better than the Intel Core ix (i.e. Core i3 / i5 /
i7) range. I prefer SuperMicro motherboards, but Intel also has some
good boards. Even on their desktop range.

Otherwise go for a Core2Quad / Core2Dou type setup, but try and take
the highest CPU cores that you can afford. And then look for a board
with the most RAM / SATA (or SAS) / GB LAN ports that you can afford.

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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