I am trying to setup a local box to run it as a local Wikipedia server. It
would have Ubuntu 8.04 with PHP5 and Mysql 5. I would like to replicate all
en.wikipedia with the history and conversation. This would be part of an
academic research on the quality of Wikipedia as an information source.
I need your input on the hardware configuration please.
- RAM: 16 GB or 32 GB?
- CPU: double quad-core (Xeon 2 Ghz) or 1 quad-core or 1 double-core?
- I intented to have 4-5 TB of storage space.
How much space you think I need for temporary tables? Is 300 GB enough or I
should get more. The full database might be around 600 GB uncompressed.
One user only is going to run queries on this server and some queries might
span several entire tables.
Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.
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