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CPU recommendations

Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:07 pm

The myServer install notes mention "modern dual-core processor or better". I 'm using an older AMD low-power 6-core CPU and it's having trouble due to single-core performance. So, it looks like I may be building a new machine ... are there are more specific recommendations? I want to make sure there is capacity for future additions, but would like to keep electricity use in mind. Is some level of core-i3 sufficient? Or would core-i5 be better? Does 2 vs. 4 (or more!) cores make much of a difference? The machine would be dedicated to myServer, doing music playback and some low-impact programs that gather data for display, but no video play,

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Re: CPU recommendations

Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:34 pm

I'm using an Intel NUC, with i3-5010U CPU at 2.10 ghz for myserver. Dual core, 3mb cache, 15 W TDP.
Mini PC—Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i3RYK

8gb ram, 500GB SSD with 420GB free. Windows 10

Looks like it runs around 10% CPU and 23% memory utilization.

Fanless and sips power with a 65 watt power supply.

I keep movies and music on a separate NAS.

For remotes, AV Agent, I'm using Intel NUCs with Celeron CPU N3050 @1.60GHZ, 8GB Ram and 120GB SSDs without any issues.

Just trying to help, I'm sure one of the Allonis guys will respond soon.

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Re: CPU recommendations

Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:06 pm

Excellent, thank you! This is basically one configuration I am considering.

Gerry

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Re: CPU recommendations

Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:43 pm

Hi Gerry,

http://allonis.com/template-features/pr ... ation.html

We prefer an i5.
Key is SSD and SATA3.

David

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Re: CPU recommendations

Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:29 am

Anything more that an i5 processor is overkill. They key is you want the fastest I/O pipeline possible as this has a direct impact on load times for the client. So SSD discs and Gigabit network take higher priority than CPU horsepower. And don't litter the server with useless anti-virus software that robs the machine of 90% of its processing power. The server should be a dedicated machine rarely touched by humans. IMHO

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Re: CPU recommendations

Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:19 am

To add, I have also seen significant speed increase with 5Gb wifi using 802.11ac wireless on a gigabit network interface.

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