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Re: [OT] Sensible Dual/Quad w/ Lots of Ram System

On Sun, 2004-08-15 at 20:14 +0100, stephen parkinson wrote:
> Jacob S. wrote:
> >On Sun, 15 Aug 2004 09:37:39 -0400
> >Greg Folkert <greg@gregfolkert.net> wrote:
> >>On Sun, 2004-08-15 at 05:40 -0700, William Ballard wrote:
> >>>I'm totally pavlovian, saw a review of Dual Xeon vs. Dual Opteron on
> >>>
> >>>Infoworld and now I want to buy another computer.  Probably won't.
> >>>
> >>>I currently have P43.2 1GB, and it's overclocked.  But video
> >>>encoding still takes hours and mozilla compile still takes a while.
> >>>
> >>>I'd like something with 2-4 CPUs and 2-4 GB of RAM, won't put a
> >>>fancy graphics card in it or play games.  Might render some 3D.  I
> >>>don't really want a whole workstation or expect to use it
> >>>interactively.
> >>>
> >>>Xeons are just massively overpriced.  Athlon 64 seems like the way
> >>>to go.  I see newegg has 1GBx1 PC3200 at $200 -- do you think I'd
> >>>ever get 4 sticks of that in a single motherboard?  In theory I
> >>>could get two not top-of-the-line Athlon 64s and 4GB of PC3200 and a
> >>>case and a hard drive for a bit over $2000, would this suit me?
> >>>
> >>>Would it be worth it?
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>Yes. For a computing machine.
> >>
> >>The Dual and Quad Opteron system usually have either 8 or 16 Memory
> >>slots.
> >>
> >>Recently, I setup a Quad Opteron fastest available speed. Infiniband,
> >>Dual 1000Mbit Ethernet, 10GB of Memory, 3Ware Sata local storage...
> >
> >Where did you find a motherboard that could handle 4 processors? They
> >seem to be extremely rare these days, in my experience.
> >
> >
> linux journal - tyan advert

Actually, Contract job for me, their HP supplier got one for them in 2
weeks. So it is an HP machine.

But, yes the LJ ads really do seem to be really good. I would have been
able to get the same machine (basically) in ~4 weeks... but they needed
it sooner.
greg, greg@gregfolkert.net

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