[Bioclusters] recommendations on cheap hardware?

bioclusters@bioinformatics.org bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Fri, 8 Oct 2004 10:26:17 -0400

What apps are you going to be running on the systems?  A stable motherboard
is very important I would say, not just one with a support chipset.  Some
of the PCchips boards based on the via chipset run fine until you start
using large amounts of DMA.


                      Malay K Basu                                                                                                            
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Nicolas Jungers wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-10-07 at 23:58, Fernan Aguero wrote:
>>We're evaluating building AMD socket A
>>or Pentium socket 478 machines.
> I'd have a look at socket 754 (Athlon64) too. You can have a decent box
> for less than $400.

AMD is stopping manufaturing Athlon XP. In last month ther prices of
Athlon XP 2500 has jumped from $70 retail to $90 for Burton core. Now is
the right time to buy Athlon XP.


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