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I have finally convinced my work to switch to openbsd and I need to recommend some hardware for the server. These are the processors I have picked out so far.

E5-2609 v2 80w 2.5 ghz 4 core 10mb cache
Atom c2758 20w 2.4 ghz 8 cores 4mb cache


This server, if I can prove it will work, will be the main firewall for the company of about 500 employees. Web/api server farm.( load balancing and carp will be needed)


Please give me feedback on the hardware and some ideas of if this setup is within openbsd pf capabilities.

Thanks in advance
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OpenBSD firewalls do not need powerful processors and do not exploit multiple cores. NIC capability and throughout is far more important.

Spend some time with a misc@ archive. It's your best pre-purchase investment.
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