[Wikimedia-l] Dells are backdored

Jasper Deng jasper at jasperswebsite.com
Mon Dec 30 06:38:15 UTC 2013

"How does that tie us to x86?"

We don't use Xen, nor is that guaranteed to give us acceptable performance.

"closer to $70"

Please justify that claim (that would be the cost of the CPU or hard disk
alone). You haven't even given us a compelling reason to spend any money at
all on this.

On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 10:25 PM, James Salsman <jsalsman at gmail.com> wrote:

> >... Wikimedia Labs uses x86 hardware virtualization (just one example)
> How does that tie us to x86?
> http://www.eweek.com/servers/arm-server-chips-get-xen-virtualization-support/
> >... a conservative $200/server estimate
> I have been recommending hardware which costs closer to $70 per
> "server" depending on storage and cache architecture options.
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