Quote from 8bitben
That sounds good, just make sure you realize with Minecraft it isn't about the number of cores but the speed per core. Minecraft (and by extension Craftbukkit) are only able to utilize a single thread so having 20 cores at 1.6Ghz will do nothing. The only things related to MC that can run hyperthreading and/or multicore are Craftbukkit plugins. This is in reference to your idea of buying a dedicated server, of course.
Well... though it has nothing to do with the server being offered...
I am very aware of Minecraft's thread limitations, and the only reason to go Intel is to have the 3Ghz+ clock speed per core.
If it was nicely multi-threaded, I would gladly be saving the money by going AMD.
For that matter, it is the Mods (in my humble opinion) that make the experience, and those will gladly take advantage of far more than a single core.
Far straying from it all of course, but the main reason, as stated, of getting a Dedicated box is to host multiple Minecraft servers as well as other (more monetarily lucrative) uses.
Nevertheless, I'm not a (computer) Newb, and merely wish to offer what I am paying dearly for to someone (or group) who will put it to good use.
As stated, I am working far to much to keep my server going for the summer, and would hate to be paying so much and not using it at all (getting rid of it is just not an acceptable option for my inner geek, If nothing else, I will use it to crunch data for [email protected] or likewise for the durration).
Allow me to state, this is not a Home computer, it is in a data center, and its pretty powerful, Its not cheap, and I am sure that there is someone who can benefit a lot from using it for free (not just till the end of summer, but for as long as minecraft lives).
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