[Beowulf] Sun Fire X2100 Server

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Wed Sep 28 14:34:43 EDT 2005


Correct me if i'm wrong, i was under the 
impression that socket 940 is called OPTERON 
and socket 939 is called A64.

Why sell A64's as 'opterons' 939 if they have just 1 HT link and don't require
registered memory?

Why claim it's an opteron when it's an A64 client machine in fact?

It's a paper claim.

Vincent

At 06:09 PM 9/28/2005 +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>
>I've managed to miss Sun's Galaxy and Aquarius launch,
>but today at work I learned that the Sun Fire X2100 Server
>
>http://www.anandtech.com/systems/showdoc.aspx?i=2530
>
>starts at about 700 EUR (no drives, no DVD, no IPMI, 1x Opteron 146,
>1x512 MB unbuffered ECC PC3200, but it can apparently handle non-ECC
>as well).
>
>IPMI 1.5 module and sliding rails are about 135 EUR.
>
>Have any of you first-hand experience with this hardware?
>Any caveats? I don't see any warts so far.
>
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