[svlug] buying a (new) machine for linux
shaeffer at neuralscape.com
Wed Oct 2 18:06:27 PDT 2002
On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 08:19:31PM -0400, N. Thomas wrote:
> Before we go ahead and purchase the machine, I was hoping if anyone could
> offer alternative suggestions -- such as vendors in the Bay Area. (But not
> for used systems, we are looking for new ones.)
Well, you haven't said much about the system specs. If you're looking for a
high end dual Xeon SMP server, then I would recommend looking at the deals
you can get at http://www.memorylabs.net. For example:
The P4DP6 SuperMicro MB is very well designed, including 7 PCI bus
segments. I believe 6 of the segments support PCI-X.
At that price, you can buy quite a few drives, which you just hot plug right
into the box--it's painless...
I've done some business with memorylabs.net and couldn't be more pleased.
Even though those Supermicro servers are bare bones systems, where you
actually need to install the processors, memory, and any other peripherals
you purchase--it's easy to accomplish due to the quality of construction
and quality of parts. It's actually a pleasant experience working on them.
I believe those are excellent deals they are offering. (FTR, I have no
interest in memorylabs.net, other than being a satisfied customer.)
I have had no problems running Linux on any of my Supermicro based systems.
Neuralscape; Santa Cruz, Ca. 95060
shaeffer at neuralscape.com http://www.neuralscape.com
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