Over the top server purchasing?
I was recently told to spec out a server that will run a single heavy duty application and required sql database. I gave them a quote for a Dell R710 with 48gb ram and dual Xeon X5660 (6cores @ 2.8ghz). They have it in their heads that this isnt enough. The application is currently running on a Dell R610 with 32gb ram and dual Xeon E5520 (4cores @ 2.27) which sadly has less processing power than my i5 rig at home.
So I have this delemia. Do I say 'no this is more than enough' or do I say "Yes, shower me with money to get you a quad cpu server that can cook a turkey with the power it consumes"
So I gave in, and bought a server too ridiculous for words to be running this one set of applications. 96gb mem dual Xeon X5690s (6cores @ 3.43) and 6Tb of raid5. To quote the software company "That setup should scream"