[SunRescue] Re: Multiprocessor intel boards (hate to interrupt the flamewar)
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Mon Apr 9 21:58:04 CDT 2001
I think you hit the nail on the head. I've gotten several Compaq's and
Intergraph servers from work because the power supplies are shot. re-
placements are in the $350-$500 neighborhood. Co. figured it wasn't
the money for machines that were expensed out already. While they are
quad boards the Micron's mentioned awhile back are excellent dual Proc.
boards and 32 meg Sun enterprise Dimm's are cheap. Also they use
Robert Novak wrote:
> > On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, Bran Tregare wrote:
> > > What speed of PPro do you have for that box? I may be able to point you to
> > > inexpensive VRM's if they are the standard ppro vrm.
> I have four 200/512 chips sitting here that could be used for the Proliant
> 5000-series server. However...
> On Mon, 9 Apr 2001 nick at snowman.net wrote:
> > It sounds like they are not. I am not as familiar with the compaqs, and
> > now that I look they appear to be nonstandard. However it is still
> > looking at. For anyone with ppros, the PPro upgrade intel put out is
> > starting to come down in price, all the bennies of a 333mhz pii + all the
> > bennies of a PPro (full speed l2).
> Nick is correct, they are weird Compaq "Processor Power Modules" and it
> appears there's one per cpu plus one per dual-cpu board, total of six
> needed and I was seeing $40 each best-case pricing a while back.
> When I had the CPUs and memory in the system and powered it up, it didn't
> power up. No noise or fans in the power supply. I don't know if this is a
> PPM issue or if the PS or MB is shot. It's going to be a hard sell for me
> to shell out $240+ if I don't know the system even works (anybody got one
> and know if it fails to power up without PPMs on the baord?). Would rather
> cluster a pair of duals that I know will work (anybody played with Sun
> Grid Engine?)...
> Robert Novak, Indyramp Consulting * rnovak at indyramp.com * indyramp.com/~rnovak
> "And it's been a long December and there's reason to believe
> Maybe this year will be better than the last...." -- counting crows
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