[rescue] Advice on Octanes
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Mon Sep 22 15:23:29 CDT 2003
Monday, September 22, 2003, 7:24:10 PM, you wrote:
> I am thinking about getting an Octane what should I look out for?
good choice - probably the SGI that gives you the best
> And what type of prices should I expect to pay?
From what Joshua has written I guess prices between USA and Europe
aren't too different. So for ~400 USD/EUR you should be able to
score a reasonably configured system.
What you should look for depends a bit on what you need. If you
don't need higher 3D performance or texture support in hardware you
can safely buy a machine with a base level graphics option (SI or
SE). The money you can save at that point is better put into more
memory/disk or faster CPUs. Speaking of CPUs it's probably not a bad
idea to get the 2CPU machine if you have the choice between a given
2CPU box and a slightly faster 1CPU Octane (eg. 2xR10000/175 vs.
1xR10000/195). For a lot of applications the second CPU won't help,
but it makes a difference when you throw load at the machine (think
of compiling an application and starting Open Office at the same
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