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

I haven't tried any encryption, but I do use them heavily with ZFS, mostly 
4-disk RAIDZ2. Receive always saturates the gigabit ethernet link and scrubs go 
at about 250MB/s. All my models are older N36L (1.3GHz) and N40L (1.5GHz), i.e. 
substantially less CPU than the most recent N54L (2.2GHz).

Kuba <kuba.0000@xxxxx> wrote:

>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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