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Re: OT: AMD Opteron servers



On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 18:11 -0400, Jim Cox wrote:
> > I'm having a difficult time finding a local supplier (i.e. in the
> > Greater Toronto Area) that can build and support an AMD Opteron based
> > server.
> 
> > I have a client that we're going to be installing a Linux server/thin
> > clients for, but they want an AMD server.  IBM and HP have been just
> > about impossible to get a quote from, and Dell is out of the question
> > (only Intel...what a shame...we're Dell VARs too).
> 
> > I'd appreciate it if someone could give me a referral to a small/local
> > company that could do this.
> 
> Not local suppliers unfortunately, but we just looked at dual Opteron
> 1U rackmounts and got quotes from Appro (www.appro.com) and Sun. Appro
> was a little over $3k for dual 248's w/4Gb of memory, Sun was around
> $4200 for a similar config (V20z). The Sun boxes seemed to be in short
> supply, but we did order one and it should be in tom'w.

We've got a couple of Sun V20z machines running RHEL and they're
wonderful. Fastest Linux boxes I've ever used.

Paul.
-- 
Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>


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