Windows Server for high CPU tasks - is this even possible??

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  1. examo1

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    Thanks, in that case than, I can either go for this:
    Dual Xeon 5650 2x480GB SSD Preconfig
    2.66GHz / 3.06GHz Turbo, 12 Cores / 24 threads, 72GB DDR3, 2x480gb SSD


    Or wait for something in between that and the next $149 option to come in stock.
    I'm not in a huge rush so can keep an eye on it, but if you think the above would suffice for my application, then it's a no brainier!
    Thanks again for all the great help!
     
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    This one scores around 1200 in cinebench
    Dual Xeon 2670 scores around 2000 in cinebench so its 60% faster than dual Xeon 5650

    I had this servers in past for around $49, it was good deal then but at $89 per month its crappy deal.
    Check PM
     
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  3. HudsonWebServices

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    I highly highly doubt you'll be able to get Windows 10 due to licensing issues. I would get Windows 2012 r2 and try it there. As far as the cpu, I'd get the one I suggested. If you want to go the vps route it's doable but you won't get as much performance for the price
     
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    Oh really? find me a vps that can handle 40 simultaneous browsers.
     
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    I said it's doable if the OP wants to go that route, but it's not going to be a cost saving solution. Also, you are going to need to consider OS licensing costs.
     
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    Yeah but VPS is going to be a performance hit even vs dedicated with same specs.
     
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    Use minimum configuration: a) PC..Processor: 5th-7th generation core i5 - i7, 4 cores - 10 cores, 2.8 GHz - 4.0GHz. b) High gane main board ddr 4 - 5. C) minimum 16GB RAM ddr 4- ddr 5, 2400 - 4200 speed. D) router/modem configuration is minmum CPU 1.4 qouad cores with 4gb - 8gb RAM. E) internet connection, use core cable but don't use shared connection type. F). Use Firefox. So, only high configuration server can not make speed
     
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    Yes it is. But like I said it's still doable if he wants to go that route. Otherwise a dedicated server will be the best route, with server 2012
     
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    You would be lucky to get 20 browsers with this setup lol.
     
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    I believe you didn't read my reply carefully and could not understand. You can open more than 50 at a time with the configuration. Thanks
     
  11. examo1

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    Hi all,
    So I ended up finally testing this out with the following server running windows 2008:
    Dual Xeon E5-2670, 96GB, 2x480GB SSD, 16 Core

    I was able to open and run all 40 browsers without maxing CPU/memory usage but am now facing another problem. That is, even if I run a single browser - the graphics (FPS) on things like sites with many images or videos is very low and this is not only visual, but the Python code automating the browser itself (running on the server) also runs slow as a result.

    I have raised a ticket to check with the supplier to see if there is anything they advise, but as you guys have much experience and have already helped me a lot - was wondering if you had any advice on this please? I suspect that as servers like this likely have bare minimum video capability, it may be a hardware issue (so nothing much I can do), but if there's something I can change (features, software, etc) I could definitely try it out.

    I've already tested both Chrome & Firefox browsers and also tried running Desktop Experience as well as disabling hardware acceleration with little to no difference, so would appreciate any advice. Thanks
     
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    Did you contact your Server vendor yet? What did they tell?
     
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    Yes its possible. What kind of budget do you have in mind? Also for windows do you want a licensed copy or trial version?
     
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    It’s a dedicated server, it has no GPU, it’s not made for watching videos / loading images on your end. There are servers with GPUs, but they are made for rendering stuff. I guess even with a gpu it will be laggy because you have to actually stream the image from the Server to your pc via the RDP. Best you can do is build a machine yourself.
     
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    100% Well said. Some clients don't understand. Not saying to OP or anyone to hurt.