An NT server will need 24MB of RAM without any other services.
So that leaves you enough memory for the UT server.
A P133 is believe it are not (I probably get flamed for this) will perform
probably out perform Linux
when this is the only service running. NT has a minor and that minor can be a
plus, is that it gives alot of resources
and cpu time to a process when it is running almost alone. This could speed up
your server pretty much.
The NT ip stack is also unfortunatly "still" better then the linux ip-stack.
That chokes with a lot iof small requests which a game server
happens to send. The Multithreading IP stack in NT is very flexible. Linux is
getting there to with the new threaded ip-stack.
In that case Linux could well out perform NT on network level since the rest of
the linux system is alot slimmer.
So I think that since this is the only process running that NT will improve
speed over 5 to 10%. I don't
want to talk about stability here :-) An occasional blue screen can happen.
Linux might not be as fast as NT but it sure as hell is more stable.
And if the other readers wanna flame go ahead, but these are the facts I can't
I'm a Tru Unix and Linux lover, but NT performs a bit better. In single process
situations since a application
can clame almost all CPU time, I see this as a major flaw in the design of the
multitasking since a crashing process
can stop a complete server.
> I have a UT dedicated linuxserver at home. The hardware is not the fastest,
> but it works good for me and my friends. We can play with 2 human players
> and 4 bots. The server is a P133, 64 MB EDO Ram on an Iwill P54TS Board with
> an 3c900B XT 10/100 Networking Card. Do not laugh about the fast CPU :-)
> Ok, I would known if a NT Server configured on the same machine with a Win32
> UT dedicated server is as fast as the linux server who is installed at the
> moment. Who needs more system memory. The NT or the Linuxserver ? Who has
> the better networkingperformance ( low pings, little lag ..)
> is it advisable to change from linux to NT or is it better to leave the
> system as it is ?
> Thanks in advance