Subject: RE: 2nd Announcement: cheap fast Alpha PC164 boards available
To: 'Laine Stump' <>
From: Edwin Foo <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/16/1999 14:34:50
[ I'm narrowing to port-alpha now. However, I'm not on port-alpha; I'm on
port-arm32 because my current NetBSD work is on arm32. so please cc: me ]

> Uh, 8*32 is 256MB. For 128MB you only need 8*16.

Okay, I feel very stupid. Yes, you are completely correct. I started with
the goal of getting 256 megs (the sysadmins told me I really want at least
128mb, but then, we're running Digital UNIX over here on our Alphas), and
then I choked at seeing the price =P, so I brought myself down to 128 mb.
Apparently I forgot to go back and redo the calculations. Thanks for
pointing that out.

It seems that it is very cost-effective now though - that definitely makes
me feel better.

>Hmm.  Anyone interested in getting together a bunch of people who want a
>bunch of memory, and seeing if we can get a bulk discount?  I might be able
>to get myself qualified as a reseller for The Chip Merchant, and then I
>I get lower prices.  I'd be happy to sell chips to fellow Alpha shoppers at
>my cost, if I can get a deal.

I'd be willing to join in - actually, I think the systems staff here needs
spare SIMMs for our AlphaStations, so they'd probably be interested too,
since we can't get them internally any more.


Edwin Foo - Compaq Cambridge Research Laboratory
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