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Which Hardware do you use for a Web Application on Linux ?

 
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Hi all,
I'm planning to set up a medium-traffic web-site (Java + Mysql) on a RedHat
Linux. The site will host a chat with about 100 people connected at the same time.
I'm not very much deep in hardware so I'd like some advice: what hardware
do you suggest me ? I'm thinking about 2 Dual Athlon (each 1600 Mhz and 1
Giga RAM) in a cluster. Should it be enough, for a first trial ?
Thanks a lot
Francesco
 
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I would think more than enough ......
Regards, Guy
 
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Why AMD?
Intels are far more stable, far less problems with overheating and crashing...
And the cost is similar if not less (CPUs cost a bit more but coolers and motherboards cost less).
 
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INTEL costs less? AMD mobos always cost less than intel boeard. The only problem I see is that AMD dual mobos are not as good as Intel chipsets. Also, why bother with only 1 GB of RAM. Considering the price of RAM these days, might as well jack up to the MAX of 4 GB.
 
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AMDs are indeed just fine. I've got a dual Athlon and a dual p4 and there's no difference in stability. The Athlon machine was much cheaper to put together.
For what you're serving, I think your hardware specs are already overkill. I wouldn't bother to add anything.
 
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yes, mobos for AMD cost more than the equivalent ones for Intel (not talking Intel branded mobos here, there you pay for the best of the best).
Don't let the higher price of the cheapest mobos for Intel deceive you. Those boards have specs that are better than most midrange AMD boards!
 
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