Server on Atom D410?
I am new to ubuntu (I am old time windows customer and also currently intend to change my box).
I intend to arrangement my new dev box. I have picked adhering to config for the COMPUTER
- Processes - Atom D410, 1.6 Ghz, (512K cache)
- RAM - 2 GB (667Mhz FSB)
- HDD - 250 GB (7200 rpm)
Is that ok to run Ubuntu server or should I go with larger box?
That hardware is greater than quickly adequate for internet growth. Individuals run internet sites with real customers in VPS circumstances that have a whole lot much less memory & CPU power ...
I bear in mind 10 years ago we ran 4 or 5 energetic internet sites (consisting of a for that time rather energetic internet discussion forum) on a Pentium 100 MHz equipment with 64 MiB RAM. Which equipment was running internet sites that made use of Perl, PHP and also ColdFusion. As well as additionally ran a MySQL data source certainly. And also of course, it was still "quickly adequate".
Certainly applications have actually expanded a bit larger nowadays (primarily due to the fact that they have extra attributes), yet they should not call for 20x even more handling power or 10x even more memory.
Allow is place it similar to this: if it is slow-moving on this Atom equipment, it will not have the ability to take care of a great deal of demands on a much larger equipment either. So if it is slow-moving, you require to maximize your internet application, deny larger hardware.
It'll run, yet it might not run quickly! I run Ubuntu server on a EEE 701. It takes a number of secs to refine a login, and also I would not intend to be running a data source server with any kind of actual quantity of information on it, yet it'll function as an economical dev box.
I run an entire Ubuntu media centre full with Boxee on an equipment with much less power than that (making use of an Atom N270 which is a whole lot much less effective than the D410). It does have a graphics card to aid with the video clip decoding yet that does not raise all the weight off the CPU.
You can in fact rent out committed organizing web servers that make use of the D410. This little CPU depends on the job ... Just realize that it is (clearly) not mosting likely to be as quickly as a "actual" server or desktop computer cpu.
Ubuntu Server will certainly do simply great.
I have a Ubuntu 10.4 Server on a Atom 330 running
- Raid 10 (system)
- LVM (information, 4 Partitions)
What i figured out is, that information transfers are essential (possibly it is as a result of the software program raid):
Speed NFS: 30 - 60MB/s (non - encrypted FS)
Speed Local encrypted FS: 15MB/s
Speed SFTP: 4MB/s
It is regular for SFTP to be slower than regular duplicate, yet 4MB is SLOW!
Webservices run ok, Mediawiki responds fairly rapid. Very same with deluge. I set up a minecraft server, it functioned, yet it made the Computer actually slow-moving so I would not advise it.