[Linux-aus] sponsorship to finish a PC

Jackson Doak noskcaj at ubuntu.com
Sat Nov 16 14:48:03 EST 2013

only 3 or 4, i hadn't realised how much it was memory centric when i got
the 8350.  I might just sell it on and try for something cheaper

On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 2:44 PM, Russell Coker <russell at coker.com.au> wrote:

> On Sat, 16 Nov 2013 14:34:07 Jackson Doak wrote:
> > Armidale. I used to volunteer at a e-waste place that had stuff up to
> core
> > 2 duo, but the amd 8 core PCs will run everything at once, no matter what
> > it is.
> I've seen quad-core systems in e-waste and got other quad-core systems
> from my
> clients when they upgrade their networks.  It's only a matter of time
> before
> 8-core systems turn up as e-waste.
> Not that you need an 8-core system to run lots of things at once.  In my
> experience the limits for virtual machines are RAM and storage.  500G disks
> are now coming out as e-waste (EG Dell sell 500G as the minimum disk and
> charge more than double the market rate for bigger disks, so every time I
> install a Dell server I get a spare 500G disk), so storage isn't the issue.
> Many free systems only have 2 DIMM sockets which generally limits you to
> 4G of
> RAM, that would allow you to run 14 small virtual machines.  Some have 4
> sockets which allows 8G of RAM and 30 small VMs
> How many VMs do you need to run at once?
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