[OSM-talk] donated boxes

Nick Burch openstreetmap at gagravarr.org
Sun Apr 2 20:13:38 BST 2006

On Sun, 2 Apr 2006, Nick Hill wrote:
> The machines use 100Mhz FSB, BX chipset and the 250Mb/sec memory 
> bandwidth is rather limited between 2 CPUs. The very fastest CPUs the 
> motherboards will take are 700Mhz with 100Mhz FSB which are very rare. 
> Most P3 >550Mhz are 133Mhz FSB, so are of no use.

I think the only spare P3 processors we have at work are 133 FSB :(

> In terms of memory, the motherboards will take a maximum of 1Gb memory. 
> They are currently populated with 4x128Mb. The large capacity PC100 
> memory we would need to upgrade is actually more expensive than the 
> faster DDR memory.

I'll check to see if I can find any PC100 256mb dimms in the cupboard!

> Alternatively, please ask around friends, neighbours, work colleagues 
> for any computers made in 2002 or later, working or not. They are likely 
> to contain hardware we can use.

For the hosting you have sorted out, does it need to be 1u/2u rack mount, 
or will you be able to host random desktop machines?


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