On Fri, 03 Dec 2004 06:38:50 -0800, Joshua D. Drake
> That's true :) One of the reasons the compaq's are expensive
> is they supposedly use a quad board, even for the dual machine.
> Which means a different opteron chip as well.

I can confirm that.  You have a choice of CPUs, but all the DL585s are
expandable to 4 procs if you get the 800 series Opterons.  Each CPU
sits on it's own daughter board that links up the HyperTransport
busses between all the others.  Each CPU card has (I think...) 8 slots
for DIMMS, for a max of 64G.

> I don't know this for a fact, it is just what one of their
> "ahem" sales guys told me.

At least in that case they were being accurate. ;)

Mike Rylander
GPLS -- PINES Development
Database Developer

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