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October 10, 2001 11:06:24 PM

I really wonna get 2-4 way box on the cheap.

It should be x86 with capacity to hold up to 2GB RAM, up to 4GB preferred.

As I'm on the budget to buy it for myself and later on to beef it memory up, I'm on the cheap -
so SDRAM /DDRAM only, no RDRAM. It's for research, so I will put cheap CPUs, but all of them -
I will put 2 CPU in 2-way box and I will put 4 CPUs in 4-way box.

I've found

Dell -
PowerEdge 1400SC - with 2xPIII 933 MHz installed, cheapest - $1,098.00
I can beef it up to 2GB of 133MHZ SDRAM later on.

PowerEdge 2500 - with 2xPIII 933 MHz installed, cheapest - $1,541.00
I can beef it up to 4GB of 133MHZ SDRAM later on.

Cheapest 4-way with Dell is some $7,600, so it’s out of question.


Alternatively, I'm curious about building 4-way box on my own, but I do not know any details about any of 4-CPU mobos out there. I see some on http://www.pricewatch.com, but which one is good? Can I use PIIIs or I will be forced to go with PIII XEONs?

Any ideas? Does anybody has an experience with building 4-ways?

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October 11, 2001 2:10:42 AM

Have you considered Athlon MPs and a Tyan Thunder/Tiger mobo? I think that would be cheaper, and faster. BTW, why the heck would buy a system from Dell when you can build your own for cheaper. Oh yeah, I would recommend the Iwill DVD-266R mobo for dual P3 systems.

"If you teach a child to read, then he or her will be able to pass a literacy test" - George W.
October 11, 2001 2:40:23 AM

YUou is crazy boy! Meh, who am I too say, my dad uses a mahcien w/ 16 processors, and before one w/ 512.

U got a problem?! Then dial 1800-328-7448!
October 12, 2001 12:29:04 AM

16 procs!!!
Tell me he runs Linux.... Win2k DataCenter is awfully hard to pirate...

"If you teach a child to read, then he or her will be able to pass a literacy test" - George W.
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