Re: Real hardware, and snapshots?
Andy Isaacson <adi <at> hexapodia.org>
2003-04-24 17:35:58 GMT
On Wed, Apr 23, 2003 at 10:12:57PM -0700, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
> perry <at> piermont.com (Perry E. Metzger) writes:
> > Also, where can one now get real hardware?
> The only retail motherboard that shows up on AMD's site as "AMD
> Approved" is the MSI K8D.
> Someone else found a priceline hit for this at $482. (Thats without
> the opterons or dram.) While that price is better than a $10k newisys
> box, it is still not going to be cheap once one adds 2 opterons and
I have queried a few vendors, and I got quotes around $2400 for a
2P-2G-2U-2GigE box. From my calculations, once the motherboards are
actually available, it should be possible to build a whitebox system for
about $1900. (Dual Opteron 240, 2GB ECC RAM, dual GigE, 80GB disk, in a
standard minitower ATX case.) The MSI K8D is coming in around $500,
and the Opteron 240 around $300.