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RE: How to set up your Witness server with MIRA?

in #witness-categorylast year (edited)

One question please. As regards CPU choice. I know that a Xeon would be more scalable, has more cache and supports ECC Memory but would a decent 8 or 12 core i7 be OK as it would run cooler and use less power. Thanks ?

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You can use a Xeon processor, however, it will definitely struggle during replay as it is a single-threaded process and Xeon's are notoriously bad when it comes to single-threaded applications. As long as it is made in the recent 5-6 years and that you don't really load it with anything besides the node app. It should be able to handle everything. However, just because I can, I would recommend a Ryzen 3xxx series CPU. Cheap, superb single-threaded and multi-threaded performance.