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SubjectRe: Wow! Is memory ever cheap!

I'll frickin' whine if I want to :-). I still use bitkeeper on a Solaris 2.6
machine with 32MB of memory.


On Sat, 5 May 2001, Larry McVoy wrote:

> This is a 750Mhz K7 system with 1.5GB of memory in 3 512MB DIMMS. The
> DIMMS are not ECC, but we use BitKeeper here and it tells us when we
> have bad DIMMS.
>
> Guess what the memory cost? $396.58 shipped to my door, second day air,
> with a lifetime warranty. I got it at www.memory4less.com which I found
> using www.pricewatch.com. I have no association with either of those
> places other than being a customer (i.e., this isn't advertising spam).
>
> I'm burning it in right now, I wrote a little program which fills it
> with different test patterns and then reads them back to make sure they
> don't lose any bits. Seems to be working, it's done about 30 passes.
>
> 1.5GB for $400. Amazing. No more whining from you guys that BitKeeper
> uses too much memory :-)
>
> $ hinv
> Main memory size: 1535.9375 Mbytes
> 1 AuthenticAMD processor
> 1 1.44M floppy drive
> 1 vga+ graphics device
> 1 keyboard
> IDE devices:
> /dev/hda is a ST310211A, 9541MB w/512kB Cache, CHS=1216/255/63
> SCSI devices:
> /dev/sda is a 3ware disk, model 3w-xxxx 74.541 GB
> PCI bus devices:
> Host bridge: VIA Technologies VT 82C691 Apollo Pro (rev 2).
> PCI bridge: VIA Technologies VT 82C598 Apollo MVP3 AGP (rev 0).
> ISA bridge: VIA Technologies VT 82C686 Apollo Super (rev 34).
> IDE interface: VIA Technologies VT 82C586 Apollo IDE (rev 16).
> Host bridge: VIA Technologies VT 82C686 Apollo Super ACPI (rev 48).
> Ethernet controller: 3Com 3C905B 100bTX (rev 48).
> Ethernet controller: 3Com 3C905B 100bTX (rev 48).
> Ethernet controller: 3Com 3C905B 100bTX (rev 48).
> Ethernet controller: 3Com 3C905B 100bTX (rev 48).
> RAID storage controller: Unknown vendor Unknown device (rev 18).
> VGA compatible controller: Matrox Matrox G200 AGP (rev 1).
> --
> ---
> Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com http://www.bitmover.com/lm
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