Though it's a n00bish question I haven't found any clear answer anywhere even after long days of googling.
Recently I am planning to use an AMD Opteron Quad Core 2350 for my home lab.
I'll not run it as a pro server. Rather I'll use it for development only. It will have the following things:
- 2 instances of Apache Server (I'll need this)
- 1 FTP server
- always running VNC
- MySQL, PostgreSQL
- I need very fast compiler performance
- I'll run several Eclipse driven tools like VPUML, Zend IDE, Eclipse or may be Net Beans, too
I'll also run a lot of desktop applications that every desktop user needs. Though this all can be run smoothly with a desktop processor like Phenom X4 I want to use a server processor for greater performance.
My question is would a server processor really increase the performance? If I run a lot of GUI Apps? Or it will decrease the performance?
Obviously there will not be heavyweight mathematical calculations. I am just fearing whether a server processor can afford GUI apps better than a desktop processor?