Hi everyone,
Need to decide on a new server platform for our primary Post Office, currently running GW 8 on NetWare but will move to Linux with this new hardware (bare metal install of SLES 11 sp2 with OES for NSS filesystem). Have the following choices:

Option A - HP Proliant DL380 G6, Qty 1-2.8GHz QC Xeon (X5560), 16GB RAM, Qty 4 600GB 15K SAS (raid 5), 512MB RAID cache
or
Option B - HP Proliant DL380 G6, Qty 2-2.5GHz QC Xeon (E5540), 16GB RAM, Qty 4 600GB 15K SAS (raid 5), 512MB RAID cache

As you can see, the only real difference is in the CPUs with one unit providing 4 cores but higher clock speed and the second unit providing 8 cores but slower clock speed. Now, given that a GW PO is disk intensive, I am wondering whether the CPU options here really make that much difference. And, is 8 cores overkill in this situation? Any thoughts? Thanks.