I'm thinking about buying a server from Dell and I need help deciding whether or not to install a second processor. The server would be used for web hosting and I am expecting mild to moderate traffic. First of all, what are the benefits to installing dual processors and would you recommend it for this particular server?
P.S. I know that I may be better posting this note in the server section of DellTalk, but it's a ghosttown over there and I thought I'd get a better shot at a response by posting it here :)
The Advantage to dual processors is simple. It allows the computer to separate the tasks between the two processors. So if there is a large influx of traffic, each processor can handle its own load much more effeciently than one processor that would become bogged down in traffic. Its not a bad idea especially if you are planning on expanding