Performance-wise, how much does the L3 cache size on Intel Xeon i7 processors matter for virtualization functions? I'm picking out a Xeon 1366 Nehalem/Westmere CPU for a server I'm spec'ing to be a ...
I have a rackspace linux server with 512 MB of RAM and a Linux Micro instance on EC2 (it has 613 MB of RAM). I wanted another bulkier instance for a new web app our company is deploying. I am ...
I am considering moving a Magento site's DB to Amazon's RDS due to the slow read/write speeds of the current host's shared DB cluster. Other hosted sites at the same place with no DB requirement load ...
I'm in the process of putting Proof Of Concept for one of my customers and wonder if it is possible to use SSD like OCZ Drive z (see link here as RAM with Ubuntu Server edition (64 bit)? I didn't buy ...
When trying to choose a SATA magnetic hard drive (not SSD) for high performance for both random and linear access, which should be the primary factor? For example: would a 10k RPM drive with 16MB ...
I'm interested in getting a folding farm setup but I guess this question can apply equally well to any computation-intensive cluster. Basically the goal is to: Maximize performance in terms of ...