[AG-TECH] New to AG: hardware question

Marco Pirovano marco.pirovano at unibocconi.it
Tue Nov 8 09:55:16 CST 2005

Scrive Jocelyn Nadeau <jocelyn at umce.ca>:

> Bonjour,
> We're new to AG and are working on setting up our first AG node. We are
> looking to buy this 
> hardware to run AG.
> Dell Precision 670 workstations, 2G RAM, (2) 3.0Ghz xeon, (2) 160G SATA
> drives in Raid 1, 
> nVidia Quadro FX 1400 128MB dual VGA, on-board Sound Blaster Audigy 2 
> In the display machine, we are planning to use a Matrox G450 (quad DVI) +
> another to be 
> determined Matrox (dual DVI).
> In the capture machine, we are planning to use either the IDS Falcon or
> Dorado quad capture 
> card.
> Are we heading for problems or does this all seem to be good?
> TIA for your comments and feedback.
> Jocelyn


we are using 3 Dell Precision 670 workstations for our AG node.
The capture machine has a IVC-200G 4 input video caput card and works fine with
Fedora Core 3.
It is based on Brooktree bt878 chips which use the bttv kernel module under
Try to look at:  http://www.ap-accessgrid.org/linux/ivc.html


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