Christopher B is Head of Security at a Leading Energy Management company. Chris has spent last six months installing CounterSnipe on various hardware for his 50 plus remote locations....

We promised you that we will share Chris's hardware selection experiences with you here. Chris will be working on that sometime soon...we don't pay him, it is simply his blog, therefore we will have to be patience.

In the meantime though, We are going to make an effort to do some cut and paste from his emails so that you could just have an idea of things to come.

Please note nothing has been edited in to the originals, some of the confidential text has been edited out. 

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Dec, 2016

18:18:41 up 53 days, 55 min,  1 user,  load average: 1.34, 1.27, 1.19

That’s the 8 core atom that I originally told you about. With 8GB of DDR3. It’s running your full Standalone install.

Here’s another nice one, I think for nearly the same price but more power.

It’s got a 4 cores hyperthreaded for the 8 total threads and it runs with 6 Megabytes of onboard processor cache. It would be a beast of a platform.

This thing could process hundreds of megabits of traffic in a 1U form factor for under $1000 USD.

I’m always snooping around looking at new hardware if you didn’t already notice….

Oct, 2016

As you say 900 quid..has internal pci-e x8 reiser for a good raid card. 8 atom cores @ 2.4 ghz.

Takes up to 64 gig of ram ddr3 1600, 4 gigabit intel interfaces built in.IMG 0375

Sep 2016

Old juniper SA4500'smake awesome IPS sensors. Cheap too.
There's a slot for a 4gb flashcard under the harddisk for / and you
can stick a 1tb sata in for /var. =)   IMG 0372

Sep, 2016

I wanted to convey to you that I’m monitoring that second Internet egress out in California with an old Dell 2950 1U Server. It’s a 2006-2008 era machine. Really fairly mundane resources actually...

It has two of these in it:
processor       : 3
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 15
model name      : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU            5150  @ 2.66GHz
stepping        : 6
microcode       : 0xd2
cpu MHz         : 2660.180
cache size      : 4096 KB

Those guys in Cali....hammer every bit of that 10 meg connection that they can get.
CPU history looks to run at about 50% sometimes spiking up to 70%.
It seems relevant. I’m sure as you run into potential customers trying to use their own equipment they might like to have basic ideas of what will work for certain speeds of traffic.
It blocks the hell out of facebook J.






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