Archive for April, 2010
Nehalem servers have been very popular in the market because of its multi-threaded processing performance along with the utilization of DDR3 memory. The 6GB DDR3 RAM upgrade is a perfect compliment since this provides optimal memory configuration.
Superb Internet is offering 3 months of free hosting and FREE setup when you sign up for a year of hosting. Both shared hosting and dedicated servers are eligible for this offering. This is a great deal for their GridIron shared hosting plans. Their GridLite plans start at $8.99 per month but the monthly rate drops to $5.99 when you pay 1 year which also includes a free domain registration. The total for this plan would come to $71.88 for 15 months of hosting. You can use this promo for any of their dedicated servers, which include their single processor, dual processor, or clearance servers. To be honest, this promotion would require too much money upfront to make this deal worthwhile to me. For those that are not as cash-strapped as I am, this promotion is for you.
Superb Internet added additional Intel Xeon Nehalem configurations to their dedicated server line-up. Superb had Dual Xeon E5504 2.0 GHz and Dual Xeon E5520 2.26 GHz servers available for dedicated plans, but now they are stocking Dual Xeon X5550 2.66 GHz, Dual Xeon X5560 2.8 GHz, Dual Xeon X5570 2.93 GHz, and Dual Xeon W5580 3.2 GHz dedicated servers.
Each of these new rack-mount servers comes with 2GB DDR3 RAM (upgradeable to 24GB) and 1000GB SATA II Hard Drive (upgradeable to 6 hard drives). These servers are a bit out of my price range, but for the fatwallets out there, the Xeon Nehalem processors are as good as it gets.
According to PassMark CPU benchmark, the outrageously expensive Intel Xeon W5580 is 8th on their list of High End processors. To give you a better idea on price, the Intel Xeon W5580 costs $1680 per processor while the Intel Xeon E5520 costs just $358 per processor on Newegg. The Dual Xeon W5580 servers are said to be blindingly fast, but if I had the cash, I would rather just get another server. For details, click here>