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Linode Guessing Linode's next server cpus ?

Discussion in 'Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting' started by eva2000, Aug 27, 2017.

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  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Bit bored so thought I'd guess what Linode's next server cpu update would be based on current E5-2680v3 and E5-2697v4 prices as they're the current generation of cpus used by Linode :)

    Intel Xeon Scalable cpus seem to be the logical option seeing as DigitalOcean's High CPU droplets went with Intel Xeon Platinum 8168s. So thought I'd see how they stack up for that price range Intel® Product Specification Comparison

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    With Xeon Platinum 8168 in compare Intel® Product Specification Comparison

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    Maybe Linode can go with Xeon Gold 6150 for clock speeds matching DigitalOcean's Platinum 8168 ? Intel® Product Specification Comparison :)

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    Hard to say. They could upgrade to newer servers + newer CPU's as part of their Xen replace program.

    Fact is that the more different server hardware you've got. The more difficult to mange (knowledge and experience on specific server hardware, images, puppet-razor, spare parts etc). (Ideal situation is all servers the same hardware (just like Digital Ocean, data-center country based).

    Plus the more same servers you buy, the more discount you get.
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah true, maybe Linode's stocked up massively for E5-2697v4 already :)
     
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    From the customer point of view my above text does not matter.
    It would be great to use E5-2697v4, but he it does not matter to me.
    Happy with the current servers right now.

    Linode is one of the best low-end VPS providers.
    But that's my opinion.
     
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    Yeah - for me it's about every bit of performance I can leverage from server hardware/cpus to the software stack itself i.e. Centmin Mod :D