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Date:      Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:39:32 -0500
From:      eculp <eculp@encontacto.net>
To:        "C. P. Ghost" <cpghost@cordula.ws>
Cc:        Gary Gatten <Ggatten@waddell.com>, freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Opinion on using AMD Phenom II x6 1090t with Gigabyte 890BPA-UD3H and 8GB DDR-3 as a WebServer.
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Quoting "C. P. Ghost" <cpghost@cordula.ws>:

> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 4:53 PM, eculp <eculp@encontacto.net> wrote:
>> Quoting "C. P. Ghost" <cpghost@cordula.ws>:
>>
>>> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 5:27 PM, Gary Gatten <Ggatten@waddell.com> wrote=
:
>>>>
>>>> Of course it depends on your apps, but unless you're doing some HUGE
>>>> number of connections, or your apps are .... "not good", this will be M=
ORE
>>>> than enough RAM and CPU.
>>>>
>>>> (...)
>>>>
>>>> Maybe turn this into a virtual host and make some use of that hardware,
>>>> or just be happy using it at 5% capacity.
>>>
>>> ... or run some instances of Plone on it. Should be enough to keep it
>>> busy and out of the idle thread even at moderate traffic. ;-)
>>
>> I agree but somehow my extra resources (memory, disk, cpu, etc.) always s=
eem
>> to find sponges in a short period of time. =A0This may be the exception.
>
> It's certainly no exception. Programs tend to expand over time,
> and when they expand, they tend to use up more time as well.
>
> Since space and time complexity of programs are closely linked
> to and bounded by each other, a corollary to Murphy's Law:
>   "Any given program will expand to fill all the available memory."
> is, of course,
>   "Any given program will expand to use up all available CPU cycles."
>
> I'm half-joking though

It has always been true for me.  I think ol'Murphy really likes me ;)

Thanks to all for having shared your combined wisdom,

ed

> Anyway, I'm sure you'll put that new machine
> to great use!
>
>> thanks
>>
>> ed
>
> -cpghost.
>
> --
> Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/
>




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