[svlug] swapping motherboards

Rafael Skodlar,,, raffi at linwin.com
Fri Aug 30 17:50:34 PDT 2002

On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 04:44:14PM -0700, josh wrote:
> Friday, August 30, 2002, 4:05:21 PM, you wrote:
> >> and people start looking at our website a lot?  Will this old,
> >> wheezing AMD K6-2 300 be enough to handle it?"  And, I figure, it
> >> won't.
> GH> You may want to do some engineering to answer that question for
> GH> real.  I bet you will be surprised by what a  K6-2 300 can
> GH> do.
> I'd just like to say that I'm just a sysadmin by default - I'm a
> programmer, mostly.  I have no interest or time to spend tweaking and benchmarking.
> I figure people'll start complaining when it gets too slow, and at that point
> I'll upgrade the dern thing.  Maybe it won't happen for years.  Maybe we'll
> turn into the next Macromedia and get to hire actual sysadmins who know

There you go. You can start hiring next week at Linux meeting. Plenty of
experts to go around, some hungry.

> what they're doing.  Maybe I'll be laid off next week.  Who knows!
> I just wanted to reassurance that the hardware upgrade path is as
> easy as I assumed it was.

Unless you are going to upgrade in the next few months it's only a
speculation on how the upgrade will go if you need one.

If you wait about a year, the hardware is going to change so much (hard
drive connections for sure) that you won't bother upgrading your box.
Assuming your company grows you will need to buy another box anyway and
get for a few hundred dollars 10 times the CPU clock, much more memory,
and large disk drive. Who knows, you might be able to buy hardware from
new "linux hardware company" featured in 'Revolutionary OS II'.

In general you can move drives around and expect them to boot but I have
seen on ocassion that some BIOS won't read from a disk drive that was
not formatted on that system. Other stuff is not as critical.

> Thanks to everyone who replied!  Both me and my boss are now resting
> easier.
> - josh

Good luck in your business.


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