Intel Atom for openvpn? suggestions



  • Hello,
    Maybe i am over thinking this,
    Im new to this type of routers, and i have FIOS 150 up and 150 down, To my understanding to just do basic routing takes very little power, but what i really want it to do is run OPENVPN, and hopefully not bottleneck it.
    Also hoping i can do traffic analysis .
    Do you think a intel atom is enough for this or am i better of with a i3 like a lenovo ts140

    I will only have about 10 clients connected (dont think that matters too much)

    The atom i am looking at is called Supermicro 1U Server X7SLA-H Atom 330 1.6Ghz 2GB RAM 160GB HD.
    Any input is greatly appreciated
    Thank you in advanced,
    Dave



  • an atom 330 isn't going to keep up. a newer atom like the C27xx series may be able to, depending on the openvpn configuration (will likely require multiple server instances). You're probably better off with an i3 or even an i5 depending on how much analysis you're planning to do.


  • Banned

    You might be able to hit 300Mbps on a celeron, if not then a modern desktop pentium will do it.



  • that atom is obsolete

    celeron n3450 is the newest and most capable version. otherwise, get a kabylake pentium chip+board


  • Banned

    @messerchmidt:

    that atom is obsolete

    celeron n3450 is the newest and most capable version. otherwise, get a kabylake pentium chip+board

    Apollo Lake J-Series Celerons fit right inbetween those. Although they are pushing it for 300Mbps VPN. The G3950 Celerons are a pretty sweet CPU when you need to step up to a socketed CPU but only barely.


  • Netgate Administrator

    As others have said that Atom won't cut it for 300Mbps (if you need simultaneous up and down) or even 150Mbps. I would expect it to do somewhere ~50Mbps but that's very dependent of the encryption type and how you're testing, what type of traffic etc.

    Steve


Log in to reply