[geeks] anyone know about this? 72-core, 48GB computer?
lionel4287 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 16:28:53 CDT 2009
What about the Aspire WHS box? $350, 2 gig RAM, 4 hot-swap drive bays,
I TB SATA drive included. It runs an Atom CPU (single core 230, IIRC)...
On Oct 5, 2009, at 11:05 AM, Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 03, 2009 at 10:18:06AM -0400, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> Are they available at retail stores yet? I recall looking a couple
>> ago and couldn't find them for sale...
> They seem to be available from NewEgg for awhile. Certainly it took
> some time from when people said they were shipping until I could
> actually find them from a reputable US dealer though. See:
>> A hundred dollar MB with room for 4 Gigs of dual-channel memory, two
>> SATA ports, and an IDE port (or three SATA ports) would make a nice
>> network appliance box. An expansion slot that can take a dual port
>> gigabit NIC (PCI Express X1 or better, PCI-X would work, but would be
>> unlikely) would make it an excellent network appliance box, IMHO.
> They aren't quite $100 though. More like $170.
> 4 gigs of RAM. There is a mini-PCIe slot, but that is probably
> for your purposes.
> 3x SATA, 1x eSATA.
> There is supposed to be a new version with a 16x PCIe slot, but I
> wouldn't be surprised if it can't be found retail yet, and it will
> probably be closer still to $200.
>> By appliance I'm thinking Untangle, squid caching proxy, etc.
> I really want a small affordable ZFS appliance, preferably in a rack
> mount case. I would think that a Atom board that I could slap into a
> case I already have would be perfect.
>> Intel has mini-ITX MBs that take socket 775 CPUs and 4 Gigs and have
>> nice expansion options, but they are $150 plus CPU, and consume
>> levels' of power...
> Maybe I am just chicken, but I don't really want to install the CPU
> myself. I suppose it might not be as bad as it was in the P4 days
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