[rescue] big cheap multiprocessor stuff

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 15 15:23:39 CDT 2001

Every now and then a complete ALR 6proc intel machine shows up on ebay.
Actually, most of the parts show up regularly, but we've already
established that it is too much of a pain to build.

Once or twice I saw 8proc 486s for sale.

Joshua Boyd

On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Robert Novak wrote:

> (note the subject change, and no, I don't want the ice cream on the side ;) 
> On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Devin L. Ganger wrote:
> > just as comparing Linux on a 32-processor SMP server monster to
> > W2K Datacenter is an unfair comparison.
> I've probably asked this before... anybody seen 32-processor Intel boxes
> out there lately, in the affordable-by-an-individual range? Or even
> anything >4cpu? Are there affordable MP Alphas around either? 
> I was pretty happy to end up with a quad-respectable-cpu Sun (4xSM81) for
> quite a ways under $1k, but I'm not seeing a lot in my limited wanderings
> as far as affordable 4+ cpu boxes for other platforms (and I was darned
> lucky to find the 1000E that cheaply, and get lunch out of it too).
> --Rob
> -- 
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