[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 42, Issue 9

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed May 3 19:05:38 CDT 2006

On Wednesday 03 May 2006 18:54, Michael Dombrowski wrote:
> > On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 04:08:57PM +0000, Peter
> What about an amd64 system then? For ~$350+tax you can
> get a 1.8ghz AMD64 w/2.5gb ram(4gb max), 100gb disk,
> cd, etc. Platform snobbery aside, is there really
> *any* (used/new/etc*) system for the same price that
> can touch it performance-wise?
> Mike
> *Within reason here, ie, once in a lifetime deals
> don't really count. Also, power-draw should factor
> into the price. IE, an O2k rack for $200 that draws
> 5kw continually should have its "compare price" bumped
> up to reflect that it will cost a lot more to run over
> a year than the above machine with 200W max PSU.

Darn - so you're saying that the rack of 4 IBM SP high nodes that I got 
a month ago for $150 doesn't count? (16 x 375MHz POWER3-2, 8GB RAM 
each).  And, that was at an open auction - if it weren't for the one 
guy bidding me up that much, it'd have been mine for about $40. :)

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