Contributed by grey on from the keep the c2k4 stories coming dept.
Choice quote from art@:
"Kernel compile time on a quad machine with whatever lousy drives AMD puts in them (make -j7 PIPE=-pipe) is around 80 seconds. We could get really used to those machines, too bad it's only a loaner."Looks like now might be a good time to start looking at new hardware. While one of Tyan's S4882UG2NR quad opteron motherboards is about $1650, they have many dual motherboards to choose from some brands can be had in the $250 and up range. And coming soon iWill is going to be offering a dual opteron small form factor system. If memory serves, there's only one major vendor not shipping opteron servers so you may be able to find some good deals if you don't want to build yourself as well. And of course, from personal experience, I can say that developers have liked fast hardware donations in the past if any readers feel so inclined. >:)
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