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Old 24th October 2012
tedeumjorge tedeumjorge is offline
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Default New Workstation hardware question.

Hello everyone I attempted to read all I could before asking this, so please bear with me. Thank you very much for any help or suggestion, your time is well appreciated.

Here it goes so I am planning to buy a new workstation to do some serious work, I have been wanting to install OpenBSD on a dedicated Hard Drive.

Since I am new in posting I cant give a link, but this is the company that I plan to buy my system in.

SW Technology, 1701 N. Greenville Ave., Suite 1102, Richardson TX 75081. A simple search will get you to the right website, the company is quite friendly and helpful with the BSD's which is one of the reasons why I want to buy it from there.

Now I read somewhere on the mailing list (cant find it anymore), it was an older post when SMP was introduced into OpenBSD. It said that OpenBSD supports up to 64 GB of RAM of SMP mode. The system I want to get has 96 GB, would that been that it bottle caps to 64 GB of RAM? Or would it simply not function correctly. Also on the man pages with amd64 support I did not see the following graphics card below that I wish to buy. What does anyone recommend for me to do. In general does anything from the hardware below pop up as not possible to work in OpenBSD? Thanks so much, I really plan to buy this machine real soon (I already have the money but I am simply waiting to make sure to buy the right parts). Only on one of the hard drives is OpenBSD going to be installed, I am also waiting to buy it for the new 5.2 OpenBSD (cant wait). I eagerly await your responses, by the way if you go the website, you can be able to see the different options available. (I wish I could show the link can someone else do it for me?)
Specs: DP Xeon E5-2400 Series
Dual Xeon Workstation: $1399.00
Two Xeon E5-2430 CPUs, 6 cores/12 threads, 2.2GHz, 15MB L3, 95W: +=$990
Supermicro X9DAL-i motherboard, 1PCI/4PCI-e slots, 2xGbit, audio
96GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 memory, Reg. ECC, dual rank, 6 DIMMs: +=$1410
SC743TQ-1200 case, 8 hotswap SAS/SATA & 2 5.25" bays, 1200W PS: +=$419
LSI 9211-8i SAS 6Gb/s controller, 8 direct devices, 256 w/ expanders: +=$315
Battery backup unit for LSI and 3ware RAID controllers: +=$175
512GB Solid State Drive, SATA: +=$474
2nd HD: 3TB SATA 6Gb/s drive, 64MB, 7200RPM: +=$229
3rd HD: 3TB SATA 6Gb/s drive, 64MB, 7200RPM: +=$229
4th HD: 3TB SATA 6Gb/s drive, 64MB, 7200RPM: +=$229
5th HD: 3TB SATA 6Gb/s drive, 64MB, 7200RPM: +=$229
LG UH10LS20K Blu-Ray combo drive, 10X BD read, 16X DVD/48X CD write: +=$99
ATI Radeon HD 7870 PCI-Express, 2GB, DVI+HDMI+2xDisplayPort: +=$365
IO port: 6 x USB, 2 x RJ45, 1 x serial, 1 x PS2
Built-in Gigabit network w/ two Gbit ports
Three year return to depot warranty
Total price: $6562 (plus shipping)

EDIT: the URL is http://www.swt.com/bx808.php

Last edited by J65nko; 24th October 2012 at 03:09 PM. Reason: URL added
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