Below you will find the recommendations for HerpNET servers in
order to plan the purchase. Please keep in mind that these recommendations are
for the essentials only. Individual institutions are free to purchase servers
with higher capabilities if the budget permits it.
These are the essentials of the
configuration, ordered by importance.
For a general purpose server the following are the minimum requirements I would recommend:
Dual Xeon processors >= 2.4 GHz
1 Gigabyte RAM
1 SATA hard drive
- size dependent on needs, but a good base is 80 GB
CD or CD-RW drive
Windows 2003 Server or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0
3 year support plan
For a general purpose production quality server I would add a second hard drive with the same specs as the first and RAID mirroring.
Updated 22 November 2005, CL Spencer.