[GLLUG] Linux home server for simulated distributed computing

Andy Smith andy at bitfolk.com
Fri Jan 3 02:21:09 UTC 2014


On Thu, Jan 02, 2014 at 11:58:04PM +0000, gvim wrote:
> I will be running 1 VM per core/4GB RAM so the Gigabyte board should
> be sufficient as it supports 32GB RAM.
> Anything obvious that I might be missing?

A total system limit of 32G RAM seems really low if this is for

I appreciate that you may consider 8 VMs with 4G RAM each to be
sufficient right now, but presumably you would hope that this server
will have a shelf life of 3-5 years in which case I think it may be
prudent to spend a little more on a motherboard with more than 4
DIMM slots.

Also I must admit I am surprised that in this day and age it doesn't
support 16G DDR3 DIMMs as they are currently where it's at for RAM,
with 32G ones to come down in price next..


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