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Re: Answers from IBM and HP Finland

On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 02:18:35AM +0200, Arto Teras wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 12:59:48AM +0100, Andreas Schuldei wrote:
> > we do get problems when the openoffice and glibc maintainers
> > start building on the same machine, even if it has lots (i think
> > we had 6G in oslo) of ram. so a lot of ram would be nice. two
> > machines would help, too.
> > 
> > to have both opteron and xeon might be good, eventhough x86 is
> > still the dominant architecture. a modest raid in each would be
> > nice, too.
> >
> > is this what you were hoping to hear?
> Hi,
> Yes, this is helpful. So if I'd ask for, say, one HP DL580 (4-way Xeon) and
> one DL585 (4-way Opteron) loaded with 16G RAM and four 146G disks each, we'd
> be happy? Or do you mean two of both architectures? At least one of both
> should be reasonably easy for them to provide I think.

i do believe that is enough.

> They do of course have external enclosures for a larger number of disks too,
> the main box takes only four.

i dont think we will need that.

lots of nice shiny notebooks (what ever model, preferably with
supported wlan) would be neat.


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