Low power server

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  1. trasher255

    trasher255 MDL Member

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  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    You want low power get yourself Qnap or Synology NAS

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  3. trasher255

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    Want to run Exchange as well.
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Exchange?

    Normally people run it on dual Xeon with 12Gb RAM...

    You want mailserver? Sure, both NAS will do just fine

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  5. 2centsworth

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    Currently I'm running a ASUS p5q motherboard, with 4x 1TB Seagate 7200.11 and 2x1.5TB Seagate 7200.11, 4 GB Corsair cas4 PC6400, Q8400, Radeon HD4350 512MB and an Antec EA-500 running server 2008 std (R2 has even more power management tweaks) and total draw at the wall socket at idle is 109 watts for complete system.
     
  6. sebus

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    And you call it low power?

    100+ watts bulb being on 24/7?

    Somehow no, thank you

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  7. trasher255

    trasher255 MDL Member

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    My questions are:
    1. Will Windows Server 2008 R2 run on this mobo?
    2. Will Exchange run on this mobo?
    That's all folks!
     
  8. sebus

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    OS - yes it will, but slow, after all it is ONLY Atom 330
    Exchange? I would not attempt - it will be very slow

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  9. motofreak75

    motofreak75 MDL Novice

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    Low power and Exchange server does not mix. What version of Exchange ? I can see a WHS type box like the HP with 4 gig of ram in and SBS2003R2 but I would not try anything new. I tried sbs2k8 in a tiny box, it could have 5 users and it would take 5 minute to boot and another 12 minutes to shut down.


    Then I decided on run just one big server with as a hypervisor that runs a few servers (asterisk/http /exhchange/Sagetv linux) for my household. wrapped around q9550 with 16 gigs of ram and a lot of hard drives. you have to plan out what your wants are vs cost to run it, its cheap to just one big one with power savings turn on vs. a few run at the same time.
     
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  10. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

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    2008 R2 and Exchange on an ATOM processor...????really...you are serious?

    8 watt CPU and 2 GB of RAM running exchange?? ....if it runs, it's gonna be slow.

    ....and I thought my low power 109 watt ghetto box above was a little underpowered as my web/file server (it also crunches video files in background amazingly fast).

    ATOM's barely run XP home on netbooks....R2 and Exchange?
     
  11. sebus

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    Atom 330 with ION will run Windows 7 (for normal use, no gaming tested) just fine. But that is about it

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  12. Magsy

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    #12 Magsy, Nov 26, 2009
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    I have a M-ATX GM965 mobo (a laptop style chipset) with a T8300 2.4ghz Core 2 Duo and 8gb sodimm ram. Running just a single drive I only pull 35-40w from the wall.

    I actually use it with 3x2.5" 15k SAS drives and 5x1TB Sata Drives on a Perc6i raid controller. In this config I draw 90-95w and about 110w under hard load.

    Perfect because it is almost as fast as a desktop C2D but uses a lot less juice.

    I run 2k8 R2 with Hyper-V as host and then three 2k8R2 guest machines, AD, Exchange, OWA, WDS, RDS etc etc - basically everything :eek: All perform very well.

    BTW: Exchange will be fine on that Atom board, maybe a bit slow to _manage_ but in use, when you are in Outlook or Web Access it will be fine. I dunno what these people are talking about. This is at home, he won't be running 5000 users. I used to run AD, Exchange, OWA, IIS, RIS, FTP fine on a 1.6 Pentium M with 1Gb ram.
    At the moment I run my 2008 server with 1.5gb ram and that has AD, Exchange and OWA. Performance is as good as anything I have at work, of course, at home I have only two users :eek:
     
  13. claus12

    claus12 MDL Novice

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    There are two nice Atom Sever appliances made by Supermicro.

    5015A-L (Atom 230 SC,1xGBitLan)
    5015A-H (Atom 330 DC,2xGBitLan)

    I have a ASUS RS160-E5 with 80+ power supply and two Xeon ULV CPU's. I saved apr. 100€ in 1/2 year compared to a Dual P3 with external RAID.
     
  14. deMarchi

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    if he is going to run there up to 5 mailboxes, that's ok. but it's better to take KERIO mailserver for such solutions )
     
  15. sebus

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    Or get a hosted a solution for $5 a month for 100 mailboxes...

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  16. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    I use atom 330 with whs, and its fine for my file server. As long as its only for your home and not too many connections, it will do, as mine works on this.
     
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  17. sebus

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    Marvell 1.2GHz CPU with 512MB DDRII RAM and Linux OS will run a better system than WHS on Atom (not to say that it is a bad combination)

    sebus