[AG-TECH] Re: Hardware Recommendatin Sought

Osland, CD (Chris) C.D.Osland at rl.ac.uk
Tue Nov 2 10:02:40 CST 2004

Following discussion with a few others on the list, I am about
to put together:

	Iwill DK8X dual Opteron motherboard
		memory slots 4+4, PCI-X, AGP 8x, AC'97 audio, Gb E'net,
		Firewire (2x400), USB (4x2.0), SATA RAID(unused)
	Two Opteron 246s or 248s
	2x1Gb PC3200 memory
	Matrox G750 (AGP) + G450 (PCI) display
		or Matrox QID (AGP version)
	Winnov Videum 4400 VO video capture
	Silen-X 600W quiet PSU

It was a close contest between that and the Tyan K8W (S2885), but
that has 5 USB 1.1 ports, rather than 4 USB 2.0 ports, and is
virtually the same price (£12 difference: £350 vs £362).  The
rest of their specs are almost clones of each other.

I'm not totally certain of Matrox QID support yet, so we'll
have the G450+G750 as backup.

My hope is that this will have enough 'grunt' to deal with our
largest meetings when they are encrypted; time will tell.

We'll be running XP, not Linux, but at the level of performance
that should make little difference: the only question is
which OS has the better device driver support.



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov]On
> Behalf Of West Suhanic
> Sent: 02 November 2004 15:58
> To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: [AG-TECH] Re: Hardware Recommendatin Sought
> Hi List:
> I am setting up a single machine node. This node
> will also act as a venue server. I want to use a dual
> processor-(AMD) system with 2GB of RAM to run
> AGtk v2.3 under FC2. Any Motherboard recommendations? 
> thanks in advance,
> west

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