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Old 2003-09-02, 02:19   #1
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Default Alienware now makes fastest GIMPS machines out there?

Now you can truly be the first to own the new Alienware Area-51m, the ultimate mobile gaming machine. Alienware is offering the first new Area-51m on eBay. The winning bidder will become the proud owner of the fastest mobile gaming machine (and GIMPS machine :) ) on the planet even before it is offered for sale.
-ebay item 3428877889

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3428877889

It is hard to tell if you are paying for the signature , the "first of" hahaha at your friends, or the actual specs. But i can tell you one thing, that machine could definitely run Prime95 w/ that 3.2ghz P4 :) .

I wonder at that price could we build a GIMPS super computer .
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Old 2003-09-02, 03:02   #2
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For $15K, we could run 35~40 computers with 1.5GHz celerons, and alternate monitor usage to check progress, which for our purposes I think would do better than 1 computer running a 3.2GHz P4.
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Old 2003-09-02, 07:02   #3
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I'll bet that "laptop" has a battery life of about 20 minutes.


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For $15K, we could run 35~40 computers with 1.5GHz celerons, and alternate monitor usage to check progress, which for our purposes I think would do better than 1 computer running a 3.2GHz P4.
A monitor, who needs a monitor? You just install linux on all of them and telnet in when you need to make adjustments to the client.
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Old 2003-09-02, 08:11   #4
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Telnet? Oh the horror! :)
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Old 2003-09-02, 13:11   #5
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eh to telnet - not sure about linux since i've never used it (we need a gasp emoticon) - but you can buy a 15" monitor for like $10 at the right sale
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Old 2003-09-02, 13:35   #6
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VNC is a nice, user-friendly freeware solution. So simple even I can install it. Works on Windoze and UNIX.

http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/

Forget the monitors!
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Old 2003-09-02, 17:04   #7
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Forget the monitors!
[pedant] Well, presumably you need one monitor! Otherwise, even with VNC, you're not going to be able to see a thing! :) [/pedant]
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Old 2003-09-02, 18:22   #8
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For $15K, we could run 35~40 computers with 1.5GHz celerons, and alternate monitor usage to check progress, which for our purposes I think would do better than 1 computer running a 3.2GHz P4.
Well, it is back down to $11k. The person who bid $15k had their bid canceled, due to that person being a "Self-Proclaimed Bogus Bidder".
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Old 2003-09-02, 18:23   #9
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so down to only 30 1.5 celeries?
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Old 2003-09-02, 22:05   #10
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dont the celerons get bad timings on 25M and up ? We would need some Northwood P4's :) .
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Old 2003-09-03, 02:30   #11
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Wouldn't be hard to build at least 30 Northwood P4 boxes for $11,000 - WITH KVMs and a monitor or two.

1.8's overclock nicely, or possibly 2.4C's though in smaller numbers....
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