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Re: [K12OSN] rolling your own



Eric Harrison wrote:
> Eric Brown wrote:
>> Anything I'm missing?  Is this a bad thing to do?  Shouldn't this run
>> 20-25 clients very well for some time?  Is it too much (I'm often
>> accused of over-engineering anything I build)?  Any comments welcome.
> 
> The last couple times I've looked, the "big guys" often matched or beat
> what I could build myself.
> 
> I just checked Dell and a PowerEdge 2950 with two dual core Xeon 5130's,
> 8G of ram, 4x73G 10k SAS drives, and dual power supplies is $5,122
> (NOTE: select "Small Business", that will get you better prices than
> "Education")
> 
> Gateway usually has unbeatable prices on servers, but they are currently
> using the older, slower, power-hungry xeons. You really want a shiny new
> Opteron or 5100-series Xeon.

Looks like they're shipping at least one 51xx model now:
http://www.gateway.com/products/gconfig/proddetails.asp?system_id=e9425r

-- 
Dan Young <dyoung mesd k12 or us>
Multnomah ESD - Technology Services
503-257-1562


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