Subject: Re: NetBSD SMP support (quad vs dual CPU)
To: Null Void <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/11/2006 16:05:24
On Sat, Nov 11, 2006 at 02:44:05PM -0500, Null Void wrote:
> OK then, if NetBSD SMP is stable enough for production use I have
> another question. My company is thinking of buying a server for
> running NetBSD SMP in production for a fairly high-load application
> server running Xen and 4 guest operating systems (Windows, Linux,
> etc).  The choices are:
> 1. DELL POWEREDGE 6650 QUAD Xeon 2Ghz with 4GB RAM for about $800
> 2. SuperMicro X5DPL-iGM Dual Xeon 2.4GHz 4GB RAM for about $700

With Xen, more CPUs is generally a lot better than less.  I'd go for
the 4-CPU box.