Re: Reliable hardware

From: Patrick Finnegan (
Date: Wed Dec 11 2002 - 18:35:44 EST

On 11 Dec 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 16:08, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> > Is there a good site for pointers towards assembling reliable Linux
> > machines? It seems to me the trickiest part of the whole operation is
> > choosing good hardware in the first place. I just started a new job and
> > inherited a buch of new but flakey machines, and I'd like to avoid doing
> > that in the future.
> The AMD duals have been a disaster in my experience. Its a shame because
> when they do go they really are very fast boxes. The biggest factor I've
> found is chipsets.

Which chipset - the new or the old one? I've got an ASUS A7M266D (or
something) that's based on the AMD 760MPX chipset and has 512MB of
Registered ECC memory, and a pair of XP 1800+'s... and it works just
beautifuly. Truely rock solid.


Purdue Universtiy ITAP/RCS
Information Technology at Purdue
Research Computing and Storage

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