[ILUG] OT : Buying opteron in the Republic.
lbedford at lbedford.org
Mon Feb 7 12:57:11 GMT 2005
Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
> Indeed... basically I'd like to put a server into a colocation facility,
> with one of the good and highly respectable companies who regularly post
> to ILUG, also, I'd like for that box, to carry a 64 bit cpu... I like
> the idea of some sort of PowerPC, but I'm not even sure, if such boxes
> really exist (a) or get sold to people in individual 1u server
> configurations(b). It would probably be much simpler to buy Dell's entry
> level Xeon, but I like the idea of a 64 bit machine... for no good
> reason, I'm sure I've been reading too many Neal Stephenson books lately.
You can have 64 bit with dell.. the xeons do it now..
As for powerpc, I guess you're stuck with IBM or the Apple Xserve (I
think they run linux).
You might find that a single opteron isn't too bad, it's the ability to
be dual that sends the price sky rocketing.
The other option would be to hunt an alpha on ebay.
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