[ale] file serving

Jonathan Glass jonathan.glass at ibb.gatech.edu
Fri Feb 20 14:32:02 EST 2004

David Hamm wrote:

>Does anyone know at what point CPU power doesn't help in file serving via SMB.  
>Can you get comparable performance from a PIII as you would a P4.  Is a 
>Celeron slower at serving files than a comparable speed P4?  Any links or 
>suggestions are welcome.  Thanks.
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I never noticed any difference simply based on processors.  I've built 
file servers from old Pentium chips to the latest P4Xeon machines.  The 
biggest bottlenecks I've encountered are network and harddrive speed. 

Jonathan G.

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