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fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
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reply to Noah Vail

Re: I run a Pentium 4 3GHz HT for my home router

said by Noah Vail:

All the while my CPU avgs ~4-8%. I'm not sure an Atom would keep up with the demand.

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My atom runs fine, no matter how much I do with my box (HAVP, Snort, squid). It's also dual core unlike your Pentium 4.


Noah Vail
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said by fifty nine:

My atom runs fine, no matter how much I do with my box (HAVP, Snort, squid). It's also dual core unlike your Pentium 4.

While HT isn't Dual Core, it isn't zero either - at least on this platform.
I've compared pfSense on P4s w/ and w/o HT and the performance gain was substantial.

Above P4s, I either run an AMD64 box or Dual Xeon 800MHz FSB w/ RAID 5 SATAs.
Whatever is cheap.

I've already got 8-10 Windows boxes at home + 2 HP 4000 Laserjets and who knows what else.
My customers are in Officeplexs and Industrial warehouses.

The $30 in power savings just isn't a strong selling point for me.
I do the environment thing by keeping old stuff out the landfill.

and
Today I added an IKE VPN to my pfSense config. 2048 bit PSK 3DES wrapped around a Blowfish encrypted ESP layer and the CPU still doesn't budge. Nyah.
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