>> So, for the video folks who want more speed, what about putting together
>> two or three or four cheap systems, cheaper perhaps than even what you
>> have now, slice the video into 2 or 3 or 4 pieces, farm out one piece
>> to each box via gigabit ethernet, and paste the pieces back together
>> when they are finished? Seems to me that would be the only way to get
>> double or triple the current speed.
>What's ur point, a server? That would be way over the 400$
Sorry, I must not have been clear. Let me try again.
2 or 3 or 4 each
$75 or $85 motherboard and semperon from Fry's on sale
sets of 512 meg $50/stick memory on sale
dirt cheap used ATX case with no supply.
$35 ATX supply from Fry's on sale.
$20 cheap kvm switch just to keep it happy and handle jobs
boot off the net from your existing machine/drive.
I hope this description was more clear.
You should be able to get 2 of those built for your $400.
That should give you twice your current performance.
You won't get that by buying any single board and cpu I know of.
> It took me almost a year to get this Dual Xeon together.
>I'd like to see a Dual chip like AMD's Athlon FX55
I'd like to find a bargain priced multiprocessor 64 bit cpu board
but I'm just not finding it. Or even a single processor board
for an Opteron, just as an experiment. Board prices are several
times the prices of cheap systems.
>Speaking of which, I read not so long ago a page trying to put the thing
>Hell, they only ran like 10 or more tests that Intel has been know for being
>Then some tests were very scetchy.
>Sorry 4 that...
Having fair benchmarks that really represent what you
are going to use the machine for are very important.
Way too many people make claims about speed and don't
use a stopwatch to see what they really get.
And just to be VERY clear, I'm not criticizing any brand
or model processor. I just try to get cheap crunching done. >> Stay informed about: fastest motherboard+CPU combo