FYI - The forums are now running on a clone (a label less black box) dual 700 Mhz Pentium III system with 1.0GB of RAM and 80 GB of disk. Fedora Core 5 as the OS.
The previous system was a dual 800 Mhz Pentium III system with 1.5GB of RAM and 80 GB of disk in a RAID 5 configuration. Fedora Core 3 as the OS.
The upgrade was done to take advantage of new bug and security fix releases of the vBulletin forum and Mediawiki wiki applications. I didn't want to run the risk of being unpatched for very long.
Please let me know if you see any performance impact due to the changes.
I plan to upgrade the original system once I get an FC5 compatible upgrade for another app I run on it. So it won't be available for a few more months.