[tor-relays] hardware

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 22:45:58 UTC 2013

> AMD doesn't seem to make any server CPUs that are useful for this
> application, unfortunately.

Really, how so? Many AMD CPU's have AES-NI. Even the
A10-6800K (4 x 4.1GHz) would be decent. That plus an a85x
mainboard (1Gbit) and 8GB ddr3-2133 is $300. Add some


Be careful, Intel likes to promote HT instead of full cores.
There's likely some reviews of HT vs. OS schedulers out there.
Intel/Opteron get pricy very quick, check price vs. performance
vs. the price delta to get a second AMD node up at 2 x nMbps.
A lot of the price may be in die/power and cache, which
may not be of concern.

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