Network RAM revisited

Greg Lindahl lindahl at keyresearch.com
Thu May 29 14:20:12 EDT 2003


On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 10:23:11AM -0700, Joel Jaeggli wrote:

> yeah but what was reasonable ram costing when you targeted doing it with 
> alphas...

This was in the EV56 era, so Alphas used normal DRAM. Even with EV6
machines, if the chipset addressing hadn't _again_ been crippled,
purchasing large amounts of 200 pin DIMMs gives a price much closer to
commodity 168 pin DIMMs -- once I bought 256 Gbytes in one shot, and
that wasn't so bad. The main number that had to be right was memory
per motherboard.

-- greg

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