wsb at paralleldata.com
Fri Nov 30 15:47:14 PST 2001
I PXE boot my tiger MP's (s2460) with Intel pro/100 pci adapters.
Adapters go for about $27 which I thought was fair to allow
me to boot/install without a floppy or CD. The floppy and CD
combined are more than that typically.
The boards I've used that have built-in Enet for Athlon have
used some sort of Netware boot capability which I know nothing
about. (K7S5A I think)
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2001 at 03:45:31PM -0600, W Bauske's all...
> > Steve Gaudet wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > > They buy from IBM/Compaq/HP or pick your favorite mainstream vendor.
> > >
> > > If you find a Compaq GEM partner(we are), your fall into Government,
> > > Educational, and Medical category, you can't beat the deals Compaq is
> > > offering right now. For New England they have a Evo D500, PIV 1.5Ghz, 845,
> > > 20Gb, 256mb, WIN2000, CD for $667.00 up to December 12th. Moreover if its a
> > > quantity they do even better on the price.
> > >
> > Wonder why medical? That's big business.
> > I'm in business to make money with clusters so I guess I wouldn't qualify
> > for that program. However, I can build an equivalent node for less than
> > $500. (Skipping the CD and win2k which I have no use for)
> > d845wnl $130
> > P4 1.5ghz $152
> > Case/PS $30
> > 20GB disk $63
> > 256MB dimm $30
> > AGP card $20
> > ==============
> > total $425
> > Shipping would be around $35 delivered to your door. All you need is
> > a screw driver to assemble...
> > The d845wnl has 10/100 built in and is PXE bootable.
> Any athlon boards with new chipsets that are PXE bootable?
> The PcChips M817 MLR has that, but its not a great board, and old chipset.
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