[Beowulf] Re: 1U Athlon64 X2 server in Europe/Germany?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Sep 27 06:31:02 PDT 2005

On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 07:33:26PM -0600, Maurice Hilarius wrote:

> Actually, with AMDs recent price updates, the dual core Opterons and
> Athlon64 X2's are pretty well the same price, given same clocspeed and
> cache size.

Yes, but not single-core Venice Athlons. End user prices
for an Athlon64 3000+ is 125 EUR, 3200+ 155 EUR, 3500+ 205 EUR.

We're talking about low-end 1U servers. Unfortunately, while
desktop-type Athlon64 systems start at about 300 EUR, 1U rackmounts
seem to be at ~1500 EUR at least from a few pointers posted
and own websearching. 

A slightly souped up (3.2 GHz Xeon with 2 MB L2, 1 GB DDR2 RAM,
2x80 SATA drives, DVD, rack rails, RHEL3 WS 1 year updates,
3 years NBD support)) Dell PowerEdge SC1425 SATA sells for 
1384 EUR excl VAT (1605 EUR incl VAT, not rebated).

It's too bad Dell doesn't sell AMD64s.
> For example the AMD OSA175 PIB/FAN (2.2GHz, 1MB cache per core) is $654,
> while the A64 4400 X2 is $645..
> Plus, the new Opteron 1xx family are coming out in Socket 939
> immediately, so frankly the only differentiation will be capability of
> using registered ECC RAM.

Low-end servers and registered ECC RAM do not seem to mix very well
either. 1 GB DDR2 DIMM sells for 86 to 111 EUR, end user price.

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