I have an IBM xSeries 360 (type 8686) currently with 4 2 GHz CPUs and a couple of xSeries 336 (type 8837) currently with 2 3.6 Ghz CPUs. I'm wondering if the xSeries 360 box would support the quicker 3.6 CPUs from the xSeries 336 boxes (i.e. ending up with 4 3.6 Ghz CPUs). Does anyone know? If not, how does the xSeries 336 configuration (dual 3.6 Ghz CPUs) compare to the xSeries 360 configuration (quad 2 Ghz CPUs) from a performance standpoint?
I want to end up with solid hobby server and I like some aspects of the xSeries 360 chasis better than the xSeries 336 box (e.g. redundant power supplies, RAID 5, etc...) but I want to end up with the best performance too. Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated!