Network RAM revisited

Greg Lindahl lindahl at
Thu May 29 03:58:26 EDT 2003

On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 12:43:52AM -0700, Joel Jaeggli wrote:

> 2GB dimms reg ecc dimms seem to still be a factor of 8 or so more 
> expensive than 1gb dimms. but spending ~$13000 or so per node for memory 
> makes spending $600 for a mainboard and $400ea for cpu's seem like a 
> comparitvly minor part of the cost. even with niceish cases to protect 
> your expensive ram, and a blown out myrinet setup you could probably slip 
> in under 1.25-1.33x the cost of the ram.

I wasn't talking about 1.33x the cost of expensive ram, the object was
1.2x the cost of reasonable ram.

-- greg

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