This is an example of a reasonable priced Oracle server. The configuration below was around £700.
From R12.2 an Oracle Weblogic Server is included so you will need a lot more power to install R12.2 in a reasonable time. You could install and run R12.1 on a 4Gb Atom CPU based server but for R12.2 I would recommend minimum 8Gb and ideally 16Gb running on a i7 or Xeon CPU. Also to speed things up it would be good to run the database on a RAID 0 disk array.
If you intend to install Oracle Fusion in the future then use a Xeon CPU that can address plenty of memory.
The configuration I have chosen is:
|Case||Coolermaster P100 ATX Case with Thunder 700W PSU||Large cabinet for HDD’s and CPU cooling|
|Motherboard||Supermicro MBD-X9SRL-F-O||Supports iKVM, RAID, Xeon E5 and 256Gb RAM|
|Cpu||Intel Xeon E5-2603 4 Core||Cheapest large memory range server CPU|
|Cooler||Supermicro SNK-P0050AP4 LGA 2011 Intel Xeon CPU Cooler||Has to fit narrow LGA2011 Xeon socket|
|Ram||Kingston ECC 1333MHz 240-pin RDIMM DDR3L CL9 16Gb||I bought two of these for best performance|
I already have 4 hard disks from a previous server. 1 HDD will be for staging and 3 HDD’s will be for the RAID 0.
This is not a detailed instruction but just a hint of how to do this, so be sure to follow the supplied manuals with your product.