[kwlug-disc] new computer

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Tue Dec 7 00:35:11 EST 2010

On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 02:38:42PM -0500, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> So if you were looking at buying a new desktop, what would you be  
> looking at?  Where would you buy it?
> DDR3 almost certainly, but AMD?  Intel?  Are the quad cores worth the  
> price over dual cores?  Dell?  Local whitebox?

One question to ask: how much virtualization will you need to do on
this box? If you are planning to run a lot of virtual machines then
you have to watch your memory capacity (and to a lesser extent your
hard drive speeds and CPU capabilities). 

More generally: what kind of workloads are you interested in running
on this machine? What problems are you trying to solve?

- Paul


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