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We are planning to buy Rackmount servers for our new his roll out. application will be hosted in VM environment (Linux + mysql)

Vendor has suggested the following config.

Two Octa Core -Intel Xeon processor, 16 Cores,  48/64GB/ RAM 250gb hdd/ HBA CaRD

3 VMS will be hosted in the server.

Can some expert the suggest the Good server models (Dell, HP etc) .   will R730 Dell server model good enough?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Octa Cores are really expensive $2,500+
Dell 910 seems to be the minimum.
There is one available on Amazon for approx $8K
http://www.amazon.com/2-26ghz-Octa-core-256gb-480gb-300gb/dp/B00TYQ7DEW
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
16 cores for 3 VMs is phenomenally excessive, a single quad core would suffice for that unless one of the VMs is hugely CPU intensive. Generally you only use two CPUs to maximise the RAM slots available.

As above you do pay a lot for top of the range CPUs although an E5-2650 is less than £1000, not sure about USA prices, there's a DL380 from HP that takes that CPU also Dell R620 plus others presumably. Still overkill.

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