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    SubjectRe: Reliable hardware
    On 11 Dec 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

    > On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 16:08, Orion Poplawski wrote:
    > > Is there a good site for pointers towards assembling reliable Linux
    > > machines? It seems to me the trickiest part of the whole operation is
    > > choosing good hardware in the first place. I just started a new job and
    > > inherited a buch of new but flakey machines, and I'd like to avoid doing
    > > that in the future.
    >
    > The AMD duals have been a disaster in my experience. Its a shame because
    > when they do go they really are very fast boxes. The biggest factor I've
    > found is chipsets.

    Which chipset - the new or the old one? I've got an ASUS A7M266D (or
    something) that's based on the AMD 760MPX chipset and has 512MB of
    Registered ECC memory, and a pair of XP 1800+'s... and it works just
    beautifuly. Truely rock solid.

    Pat
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    Purdue Universtiy ITAP/RCS
    Information Technology at Purdue
    Research Computing and Storage
    http://www-rcd.cc.purdue.edu


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