Need to build a v.v.v.v.fast machine, no budget!
Posted on 2002-06-18
Ok, it is not everones dream but we need a new PC for dataprocessing. I was told that the price of the machine was insignificant to the price of the software which runs as fast as the pc.
I have had a quick look at am considering the following systems:
1)Intel Pentium 4b 2.53, with Rambus PC1066 - problem from what I hear this is hard to get ahold of and motherboards do not yet support the 1066 memory.
2)AMD Athlon XP2200+ 1.8 GHz with DDR memory - not as fast as above
3)A multi-processor system possible dual AMD Athlon XP2200+ 1.8 GHz 266 MHz bus iwth ddr memory running on a Linux machine with a VMware client running W2k - are these any good? Do Intel have a better equivilant?
I am on a restricted time frame and would appreciate as much info based on a reliable source i.e. somehting that will work.
I am UK based so the products will need to be available to me.