Multiprocessor file server versus a single processor file server.
Posted on 2004-09-04
Is there any significant reason to use a multiprocessor server over a single processor server when it is used as a file server, not an application server, both running Windows 2003 Server OS? Isn't file serving an I/O intensive rather than CPU intensive process anyway? Wouldn't it be better to apply the money towards purchasing a cluster if what you are primarily after is improved file storage/retrieval speed and get load balancing and fault tolerance as well. Thanks for your comments.