On Wednesday 29 Apr 2009, Neelesh Gurjar wrote:
We need to get server with CentOS 5.1 for Panvel Ashram.
My requirements are:
1. CPU and Mboard should capable of atleast 16G RAM.
I would suggest you check out Intel, Supermicro, Tyan web sites for
server motherboards. Please do not use desktop motherboards for server
functions. You should be able to find models with 16GB RAM support.
2. CentOS5.2 (32 bit) with PAE kernel should work with
Both Intel and AMD server CPUs are 64 bit so go with a 64bit OS. BTW,
CentOS 5.3 x86_64 is released - contact me off list for a DVD copy.
Please suggest which server will be better for me?
I would suggest go with a cpu/motherboard combination that supports
Intel-VT  or AMD-V  virtualization; it may cost a little bit more
but worth it. Please note that some server cpus and motherboards
 Intel <http://www.intel.com/products/server/motherboard/index.htm>
 AMD <http://www.amd.com/us-en/0,,3715_13530_13531_14037,00.html>