I recently got a new server, a Dell PowerEdge 2950. Well actually, it isn’t mine. It belongs to a client so I didn’t have to pay for it, but I get to play with it!!!
This baby really cranks. Of course, I don’t often get to play with fast machines like this. Maybe to you this is no big deal but I am impressed.
- Processors: 2 @ Xeon 2.0 GHz – Each one is Dual Core
- Memory: 4 GB Ram
- Hard Drives: 3 300 GB Drives, SAS.
- Dual Power Supplies
- OS: Windows 2003 Server – 64 Bit.
- A bunch of other stuff!
Gary, our resident network/hardware expert, has got this thing tweaked out too. It’s all set up with RAID and a slew of partitions for stuff like data, page files, temp files, etc. This should make it perform great.
I am not used to the speed of this thing. When we were formatting partitions you could get a sense of the speed. A 128 GB partition formatted in about 10 seconds! Note that this was NOT on the “Quick Format” setting.