Hey Guys, a client of mine is using Primavera Expedition 9.1 which is a pretty serious Web Based contract mangement program. The previous version (8.0) was console based and since the switch they've been very unhappy with the lack in productivity with the software. Naturally there are more steps required to perform the same task in a web based program than console which they understand. Even so, they're an expanding company and the software is becoming increasingly slower. 1st problem other than the obvious software being slow is the hardware in the server. Currently it's a single Xeon 1.4 with 1gb a memory in a server which multi's as the File Server, the Expedition Webserver, the Domain Server, the DHCP server, Backup server and print server. So this poor server has a lot of tasks. The server is running in a Raid 5 array if that makes a difference to performance ( I would assume it's slower) They have a second server which is of the same spec but that is only running Citrix Metaframe Server and an SMTP server.
My proposition to them is to use the 2 exisitng servers and configure a new server for expedition to use solely.
1 Server would be Domain, Print management software, Antivirus server, Citrix (old)
1 Server would be File Server, Print Server, Backup Server
New Server would solely be expedition.
Specs of my newly proposed server are listed below. I'm looking for the fastest possible for web based software.
What I came up with:
TYAN "Thunder K8S Pro(S2882UG3NR)" AMD-8000 Chipset Server Motherboard for Dual AMD Socket 940 CPU -RETAIL - NOTICE RAID IS BUILD ON MOTHERBOARD
DUAL PROCESSOR (x 2) - AMD Opteron Model 244, 1MB L2 Cache 64-bit Processor - Retail
2 GB (x 4) CORSAIR 184-Pin 512MB ECC REG DDR PC-3200, Model CM72SD512RLP-3200 - Retail
RAID 1 (x 2) Seagate 37GB 15,000RPM SCSI Hard Drive, Model ST336753LC, OEM Drive Only
Enlight Black Server Chassis Case with 450W Power Supply, Model "SR-5032" -RETAIL
LiteOn Combo Drive
Any comments or changes to this would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!