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New Dedicated Server
Hi Guys,

I am getting access to a new dedicated server soon, and I am just wondering if it is any good... If it is, how many servers/slots could I run?

Many thanks in advanced guys...

Server specs are as follows:
Motherboard - Supermicro X8DTI-LN4F Motherboard with QUAD Gigabit LAN & Integrated IPMI 2.0 with Dedicated LAN
Processor - 2x X5680 Intel Six-Core Xeon 3.33GHz 12Mb Cache 6.4GT/s 95Watts
Memory - 12x 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 ECC Reg w/Parity CL9 DIMM Dual Rank
O/S Hard Drives - 2x Seagate 500Gb Drive For Operating System (RAID 1)
Hard Drive - 2x 300Gb Intel SSD 320 SERIES 2.5IN SATA3 MLC (RAID 0)
RAID Controller Card - LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Controller - LSI00202
RAID Controller Battery Backup - RAID Controller Battery Backup Module
SSD Caching Kit - SSD Caching Kit - Upto 85,000 IOPS
Slimline Optical Bay - Slimline DVD-RW Dual Layer Drive SATA
PCI Express Expansion - Intel PRO/1000 Quad Server Adapter RJ45 10/100/1000 Quad Port
Operating System - Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2A - Workgroup Edition (NAS Only, 32bit)
Power Protection - APC Smart-UPS 2200VA Rackmountable USB/Serial
Hmmmm funky operating system for dedicated servers.

Any how, 24 or more decent servers is my guess, all depends on game and mods etc.
Storage server is a pretty 'funky' operating system, but it's actually not much different from normal Windows Server. The only thing really different is a few pre-installed web page modules where you can manage the storage remotely.

It's a £10,000 server and is for work, but what I was wondering was, if I had these specs to use as a game server provider how many servers/slots would it be able to run? I don't play any other game than Counter Strike, so would only be selling 1.6, Source and GO servers.

Quote:Any how, 24 or more decent servers is my guess, all depends on game and mods etc.

How many slots would these servers be?

Again, many thanks.
Depends on the mods and addons of each servers.

Theoretically you could run 12 huge CPU hungry zombie servers. Or 320 empty 10 slot CS 1.6 servers...
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Thanks for the reply guys.

Has anyone else got any input/feedback?
I have a Dell R210 II with a 60 GB Corsair ssd and a Intel Xeon E3-1270 cpu running with intel turbo mode, runs over 12 servers smoothly. we have 21, but they all arent full at the same time.
As others said, it just depends but yeah in the region of 12+, it just depends on how many slots each have. Like others said, you could have 300+ empty servers, but that's pointless.
When you buy a Dedicated Server, you receive one physical server with the highest level of access as well as complete freedom over its usage. Unlike a Cloud VPS, there is no virtualization layer with a Dedicated Server so all its physical resources are available to you.

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