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    1TB of RAM

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    #2
    There are 48 RAM slots, and if it totalled 1Tb, then that means each chip is 21.33 GB? Am I doing the match wrong? I am thinking it's either 1.5Tb (32Gb sticks) or 768Gb of RAM (16Gb sticks). Either way, it's pretty damned impressive.

    Then you have to consider the CPUs, supporting that much RAM means it's pretty cutting edge, so I am thinking high end Xeons. So it could be as many as 96 cores and 192 threads. That's a ton of processing power.

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      #3
      Yeah! With something like that, Windows X might almost feel as responsive as AmigaOS 4 running on 15 year old hardware!
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        #4
        640GB ought to be enough for anybody

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          #5
          Hey, it's almost enough RAM to browse modern websites without swapping!
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            #6
            Or enough to store one frame of 12KTV.
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              #7
              Originally posted by lutiana View Post
              There are 48 RAM slots, and if it totalled 1Tb, then that means each chip is 21.33 GB?
              If it is indeed 1TB, then obviously the sticks aren't all of the same size

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                #8
                I was working at <big server OEM> back in 2009, and they were just preparing to introduce a new massive 8-way server that had 64 RAM sockets. Loaded on up with (then-brand-new) 32 GB DIMMs - for 2 TB of RAM. Only had 64 GB of storage! (One 64 GB SSD.)

                Our memory order from Micron was over $1 million. They threw in a USB flash drive. (I seem to recall the DIMMs were somewhere north of $2000 each, and we ordered a few servers' worth.)
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Plasma View Post
                  640GB ought to be enough for anybody
                  lol. But we need UMB.. sorry Upper Gigabyte Memory Block (UGMB) support...
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by konc View Post
                    If it is indeed 1TB, then obviously the sticks aren't all of the same size
                    Ahh, ok, that would be what I was missing then, didn't even think of that.

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                      #11
                      Nice! I've got a 2009-ish AMD Bulldozer workstation that supports 2x CPU packages and 256GB of RAM, not too surprising big servers now have more RAM than I have root disk in this machine
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Anonymous Freak View Post
                        I was working at <big server OEM> back in 2009, and they were just preparing to introduce a new massive 8-way server that had 64 RAM sockets. Loaded on up with (then-brand-new) 32 GB DIMMs - for 2 TB of RAM. Only had 64 GB of storage! (One 64 GB SSD.)

                        Our memory order from Micron was over $1 million. They threw in a USB flash drive. (I seem to recall the DIMMs were somewhere north of $2000 each, and we ordered a few servers' worth.)
                        Was this Xeon 7500 (Nehalem-EX)?
                        Last edited by yuhong; November 14, 2016, 10:32 AM.

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                          #13
                          That looks to be an older FBDimm based server.

                          The current server I sell a lot of supports 1.54TB of ram (DDR4 LRDIMM) using 24 slots and 2 cpus. (Up to 14 cores per CPU).
                          I usually only sell it with 64 or 128gb installed.

                          Later,
                          dabone

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                            #14
                            Very useful for virtualisation infrastructure (thankfully VMware dropped vTax) and in-memory database applications.

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                              #15
                              Indeed this is the right place for this antiquated photograph.

                              My new workstation can take upto 2TB of RAM and using far fewer slots than shown above.

                              Just saying.

                              marcus

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