Desktop Computer Recommendations


For the Linux Desktop cluster, recent purchases have been Dell Precision T3500 systems with quad-core CPUs. These system have been reliable, provide more than enough performance for typical use and reduce time spent managing them as they have similar hardware and OS configuration. If you need more performance, the work load really probably needs to move to the Tier3, MSU's HPCC, or grid systems.

The Dell Precision T3500 is a single socket system supporting ECC RAM and 1 to 3 internal harddrives. Attached is a Dell quote showing an exact specification. Pricing varies a bit with the MSU contract pricing.

-- TomRockwell - 30 Oct 2006

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Dell_T3500.pdfpdf Dell_T3500.pdf manage 122 K 24 Feb 2011 - 04:08 TomRockwell Dell T3500 Feb 2011.
dell-dimension-e520.pdfpdf dell-dimension-e520.pdf manage 81 K 30 Oct 2006 - 19:10 TomRockwell Dell Dimension Intel Core Duo 2, $1358
dell-dimension-e521.pdfpdf dell-dimension-e521.pdf manage 81 K 30 Oct 2006 - 19:17 TomRockwell Dell Dimension AMD Athlon X2, $1200
dell-precision-390.pdfpdf dell-precision-390.pdf manage 86 K 30 Oct 2006 - 19:07 TomRockwell Dell Precision 2GB ECC RAM, Core Duo 2, $1531
dell-precision-390n-R.pdfpdf dell-precision-390n-R.pdf manage 14 K 12 Nov 2006 - 20:29 ReinhardSchwienhorst Dell Precision Core Duo 2, 2.13GHz, 2Gb, 250+320Gb HD, 24'' Monitor
Topic revision: r15 - 24 Feb 2011, TomRockwell
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