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Posted by Mark & Mary Ann Weiss on February 23, 2004, 1:14 am
 
I'm locked into the current set of computers for a five-year amortization
term. Just finished configuring the software applications on the last of
them and all are now fully productive.

But for future reference, what kind of CPUs do these ITX computers use? The
sort of stuff I do is very computationally-intensive and needs the fastest
processing money can buy, not mention disk space. We now have over a
terabyte of RAID 0 arrays serving uncompressed NTSC and now Hi Def video
streams for editing. I have a difficult time comprehending that a computer
that draws only 40W would be capable of handling the volume of data that my
servers crunch through in a day.


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Posted by William P.N. Smith on February 23, 2004, 11:57 am
 

You're not going to be able to do "low power" computing with those
needs.  You might be able to do lower power than you are now, but
that'd be expensive.  If you are living on the bleeding edge, why is
your replacement cycle 5 years?  I'd think after 3 (if not 1) years
you'd be so far behind the "state of the art" that you'd need to
upgrade...

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