I went to price a 1U server at Dell and the price seemed outrageous, about 6K. However, it could be because I don't understand the CPU part as much as I should.
I priced a server with two cpu's (each dual core). However, is that really needed or is a single chip dual core the equivalent of a two cpu server before? (Essentially, was I pricing a real 4 way server?)
Basically, my question is, would a single chip with dual core be about the same performance or more as an older xeon single core dual cpu server?
I understand that the server I need depends on many things, my workload, what I'm using it for, etc. However, like I said, I thought I would want at least a dual cpu server.
I bought my own personal workstation for around 3,500 a couple of years ago with a dual cpu xeon server with hyperthreading that shows as 4 CPU's, at 2GHZ. I think these were 2.33 ghz.