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Re: Multi processor System
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Multi processor System
- From: liam <allenwc_(_at_)_infomatrix_(_dot_)_ca>
- Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 16:57:41 -0700
- Cc: Daniel MD <IM-Thinking_(_at_)_clix_(_dot_)_pt>
At 10:11 PM +0100 9/16/01, Daniel MD wrote this lot:
I need a web server to run multiple web sites, my own site and a
couple of my clients sites, all sites are Flash Intensive, and my
site has dynamic page creation, backed by a database (not to large).
In the same system i have to run a graphical workstation environment
(win2k), to create the Flash Content, Photoshop, 3D Studio
Graphics, and some Audio files.
Everyone has given you good advice.
If I may wax heretical for a moment:
Apple makes some pretty awesome systems, and their top of the line
dual processor(not that I'd get one) system with OS X Server
pre-installed with unlimited connection license is just under
OS X is based upon the freeBSD kernel crossed with the mach Kernel it
would appear. It runs either the apple ported Apache, which it comes
with, or the *BSD Apache. It will also run nearly any X Windows app
out of the box with the addition of an X windows server (XTools from
Tenon.com for example).
Also, you get 100% access to both the newer OS X applications and
older OS 9.x applications. Amongst which you will find a wealth of
web authoring tools, most of which you will probably find easier to
use and more reliable than their WinX counter parts.
The beauty of such a setup is that you don't HAVE to emulate
anything. NO fiddling, no farting about. Everything runs on one
machine, as designed.
Still, Personally, I NEVER run my servers as workstations.
OS X server, plus an iMac with Max RAM, about $7000 cdn. Reliable?
Not as good as openBSD, but pretty darn close.
Ease of administration and use? 9/10 (openBSD pkg_tools are WAY
better than OS X packages).
Okay, I've waxed heretical, now you may crucify me.
But, before you do, my web server is openBSD, stand alone, P133, with
weenie 64M RAM. Yup, it sucks, but it cost me nothing and it more
than serves the 10M line I've got it hung on. At least, so far! It
gets about 6,000 hits per day according to the log entries.
<-->Later . . . 'liam
William C Allen, BLS, EET
"It may be that your sole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others"
At least I /have/ a purpose!