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    Jim
    Posts: 4695 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    "Partner Chip POWER8/9"

    So...there IS a path forward with PPC.
    And its not Freescale/NXP, its with the originator of the PowerPC (or its partners).
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 9957 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    Update:

    >>>> Raptor Engineering Inc. pre-announces Talos, an OpenPOWER ATX workstation
    >>>> mainboard for 3100 USD. [...]
    >>>> http://www.raptorengineeringinc.com/TALOS/prerelease.php

    >>> Reduced to 3000 USD.

    >> Raised to 3700 USD.

    > board will also be available without CPU for 2700 USD (i.e. stock CPU is 1000 USD)

    Raised to 5300 USD. The board will also be available without CPU for 4000 USD (i.e. stock CPU is 1300 USD).
  • »13.09.16 - 11:27
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 4695 from 2009/1/28
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    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    ...Raised to 5300 USD. The board will also be available without CPU for 4000 USD (i.e. stock CPU is 1300 USD).


    Where is he link for that?
    It does place the board outside anything I'd consider.
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  • »13.09.16 - 11:52
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 9957 from 2003/5/22
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    > Where is he link for that?

    In the quoted part of the comment you just replied to :-)
  • »13.09.16 - 14:05
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 4695 from 2009/1/28
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    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > Where is he link for that?

    In the quoted part of the comment you just replied to :-)


    OMFG - That isn't reasonable. That just makes the Tyan systems look more attractive, although the height of the enclosures would increase the difficulty of adding a video card.
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  • »13.09.16 - 16:27
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 9957 from 2003/5/22
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    > That just makes the Tyan systems look more attractive, although the height
    > of the enclosures would increase the difficulty of adding a video card.

    Yes, the 2U height would require a low-profile card.
  • »13.09.16 - 21:02
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 4695 from 2009/1/28
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    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > That just makes the Tyan systems look more attractive, although the height
    > of the enclosures would increase the difficulty of adding a video card.

    Yes, the 2U height would require a low-profile card.


    Not if you installed it in an alternate case, but that would be a PITA. Still, there are some nice Radeon 7750 half height cards.

    Hey remember I pm'd you a few days ago about asking for a price quote from Tyan's distributor?
    Lisa still hasn't gotten back to me with that.


    [ Edited by Jim 13.09.2016 - 18:09 ]
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  • »13.09.16 - 21:07
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