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Re: Re: Re: Re: STOP Trading Memory for Speed

by PetaMem (Priest)
on Oct 03, 2002 at 09:14 UTC ( #202466=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: STOP Trading Memory for Speed
in thread STOP Trading Memory for Speed

You are really good at joking. This "thing" offers MAX 2GB RAM (what were we talking about?), has 128MB and a 500MHz CPU and a 20GB HD.

So I looked at the relevant configs:

cheapest Sun Blade 2000. It can have up to 8GB of RAM: $10.995,00 But 8GB are not available, as there are only 512MB sticks and 8 slots. Given very optimistic prices, one would have to pay around $17.000,00 to get 8GB

(we paid $7000,- for our 3GB dual-P3 with 100GB RAID)

Ok. Let's look a little bit further:

The smallest reasonable config would be a Sun Fire V480 Entry-Level Server. With 16GB RAM it costs: $46.995,-

Big Iron for us...

Bye
 PetaMem


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: STOP Trading Memory for Speed
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 03, 2002 at 11:43 UTC
    Abigail's point is that 64-bits needn't cost that much and isn't big iron. So Abigail points to a low-cost 64-bit piece of hardware with pathetic specs. No joke. It is a 64-bit CPU and isn't big iron. 64-bit has to do with how the CPU works and not anything else.

    An even better example is the Nintendo-64. The 64 in this piece of outmoded hardware is the fact that it is a 64-bit computer. It isn't big iron, it is cheaper than the Sun, and they don't even sell computers that pathetic any more. Also your playstation is a 128-bit computer, and many video cards are 256-bit. Yet neither qualifies as super-big iron. Video happens to a problem where wider words are good.

      I have a friend who is a Sun Hardware Salesperson for his sins. I spoke to him a few minutes ago and asked him what iit would cost for a Sun machine that could handle up to 12GB ram. The answer:

      E280R Server twin 900Mhz UltraSPARL III processors, 2x73GB fc-al drives, DVD-ROM. - £17,670 with 4GB standard memory (max.8 GB). Just under £5,000 to expand this to 12 GB. Only possible using non-approved DataRam 2GB DIMMS. (Around $35,000)

      V480R as above expandable to 4 CPU's and 16GB - £18,507 + £5,000 for the extra ram. (Approx. $37000)



      Cor! Like yer ring! ... HALO dammit! ... 'Ave it yer way! Hal-lo, Mister la-de-da. ... Like yer ring!
        You asked for apples and got apples. Now you are crying that you really wanted an orange. This is relevant because...?

        Proprietary architectures cost a premium. We all knew that. 64-bits does not mean big iron. Some of us knew that. Now we all know both things.

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