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Re: [Xen-devel] RAM allocation and miscellaneous questions

To: Paul Dorman <pauld@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] RAM allocation and miscellaneous questions
From: Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 10:02:25 +0100
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How odd -- I expected that in most places there would be multiple
white-box vendors selling Opteron-based systems. It's not like the
component parts are in short supply. Except maybe in NZ. :-)

 -- Keir

> Hmmmmmm. Lots of RAM :o)
> Yes, I do have a 'cluster', but only two machines so far. The problem for me 
> is that multi-processor Opteron 1u machines (or 2u or 4u for that matter) are 
> hard to come by here in New Zealand, unless we pay through the nose for an HP 
> or other big-name machine. I can get dual Xeon machines pretty cheap though. 
> If I look at the Opteron option, I'll have to compare it to just buying more 
> Xeons. Either way, it's going to cost more for our initial cluster than it 
> would if I could just use 12GB in a cheap Xeon unit. Don't get me wrong 
> though, if Opteron units were available here I would have got them from the 
> outset.
> Personally I have no issue with sourcing machines from Australia or 
> somewhere, 
> but my bosses will be reluctant due to support issues, etc.
> Regards,
> Paul

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