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We are buying a new server and the idea of dual socket motherboard comes up. Is 2 socket motherboard worth the price and hassle for an application that hosts a couple of websites and databases for a 100+ employee company? Site is Intra only with no www access.
I am more inclined towards a single CPU motherboard (less cost, low power consumption, easy configuration). As a side question, is a two dual-core CPU "much" better than a single quadcore CPU. The emphasis is on much.
-- Edit: My question is different from the suggested duplicate as I have focused it on single CPU vs two CPU for an Application or Server. This can be a typical scenario for newbie into the world of Servers and would benefit many!