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Re: [Xen-users] HTPC + DUAL PC In one

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  • From: Kuba <kuba.0000@xxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:28:45 +0200
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:29:47 +0000
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xen.org>

That HP's Microserver looks very interesting, seems ideal for a zfs receive server. Did you happen to benchmark it? I would be very grateful for any numbers (even very rough), especially related to how does it handle zfs receive and encryption.


W dniu 2014-07-16 08:23, Gordan Bobic pisze:
This is actually a good point. My HTPC is a standalone HP G7
Microserver. Â110 new, complete with RAM and a disk. I have a HD6450 in
mine purely because that adds a better GPU than what is built in, and
provides HDMI output with audio. But it still means you get a complete
machine for Â150, that will also double as a pretty decent storage
server if you fill it up with disks (if you need that sort of thing).

On 07/16/2014 01:35 AM, Austin S Hemmelgarn wrote:
I've got an FX-8320 in my desktop over-clocked to 4.0 GHz, 8 'cores', 1
thread per-core, 125W TDP, and on every benchmark I have tested it with,
it out-preforms a dual processor Xeon E3-1286 v3 (3.7GHz, 4 cores, 2
threads per core, 88W TDP) server I work with at my job, even when I
force the AMD processor down to 1.4GHz.  The Intel server cost more than
4x as much as the desktop system, takes up more than 3x as much space
(based on volume), uses more than 2.5x as much power, and still can't
beat the AMD desktop system.

Just as an Aside, using virtualization for a HTPC system is probably not
the best option.  I would personally suggest looking into a board based
on the AMD E1-2100 (1.0GHz, 2 cores, integrated Radeon HD 8210 GPU),
it's more than sufficient for an HTPC or lightweight (non-gaming)
desktop, can be passively cooled, and you can get Mini-ITX boards based
on it (including CPU and GPU).
On 07/15/2014 05:20 PM, jacek burghardt wrote:

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