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Re: [vox-tech] Hardware Question
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Re: [vox-tech] Hardware Question



LUGOD's web and mailing list server is an Athlon system built 
by little ol' me, and has been running reliably for the past 
4 1/2 months now.

-- Rod
   http://www.sunsetsystems.com/

On Wednesday 27 March 2002 09:25 pm, Bill Broadley wrote:
> > In my limited experience, Athlon systems build by small outfits or
> > individuals are unstable. I would not use such machines for an important
> > server.
>
> In my experience athlons are fine.
>
> Dual athlon (appro/small outfit):
> sine:~> uptime
>   9:16pm  up 44 days, 11:42, 20 users,  load average: 2.00, 2.31, 2.60
> cosine:~> uptime
>   9:17pm  up 44 days, 11:37,  8 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
> tangent:~> uptime
>   9:15pm  up 29 days, 10:10,  2 users,  load average: 0.17, 0.04, 0.01
>
> Dual athlon (lnxi/small outfit):
> beowulf:~> uptime
>   9:18pm  up 26 days,  4:53,  6 users,  load average: 2.28, 2.19, 2.11
>
> Homebuilt desktop (single cpu):
> [bill@bilbo bill]$ uptime
>   9:18pm  up 19 days, 22:04, 19 users,  load average: 1.06, 1.06, 1.03
>
> Some random cluster nodes (lnxi/dual):
> [n1]
>   9:19pm  up 21 days,  7:19,  0 users,  load average: 2.00, 2.00, 2.00
> [n2]
>   9:19pm  up 21 days,  7:20,  0 users,  load average: 2.00, 2.00, 2.00
> [n3]
>   9:19pm  up 21 days,  7:19,  0 users,  load average: 1.00, 1.00, 1.00
> [n4]
>   9:19pm  up 21 days,  7:19,  0 users,  load average: 1.00, 1.00, 1.00
> [n5]
>   9:19pm  up 21 days, 11:53,  0 users,  load average: 1.99, 1.98, 1.99
> [n6]
>   9:19pm  up 26 days,  2:12,  0 users,  load average: 1.99, 1.98, 1.99
> [n8]
>   9:19pm  up 21 days,  7:19,  0 users,  load average: 2.00, 2.00, 2.00
> [n9]
>   9:19pm  up 21 days,  7:19,  0 users,  load average: 1.99, 1.98, 1.99
> [n11]
>   9:19pm  up 21 days,  7:18,  0 users,  load average: 2.00, 2.00, 2.00
> [n13]
>   9:19pm  up 21 days,  7:19,  0 users,  load average: 2.00, 2.00, 2.00
> [n15]
>   9:19pm  up 26 days,  2:16,  0 users,  load average: 2.00, 2.00, 2.00
> [n16]
>   9:19pm  up 26 days,  2:15,  0 users,  load average: 2.00, 2.00, 2.00
> [n17]
>   9:19pm  up 26 days,  2:15,  0 users,  load average: 2.00, 2.00, 2.00
> [n18]
>   9:19pm  up 26 days,  2:14,  0 users,  load average: 2.00, 2.00, 2.00
> [n19]
>   9:19pm  up 26 days,  2:15,  0 users,  load average: 2.00, 2.00, 2.00
>
> Of course there are bad motherboards out there, and of course people
> often ignore a vendors recommendation on dimms and instead of getting
> certified memory they get generic memory from a random vendor, or a
> non-athlon certified power supply etc.
>
> Buy quality stuff the chances are better that it will work (amd or intel),
> buy crap and your likely to have more problems.
>
> The last big vendor athlon I bought was a micron, worked fine, had a
> ibm deskstar death, but otherwise worked.  Unfortunately it was sold into
> microsoft slavery so I can't run an uptime on it to see how long it's
> been up 8-(.
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