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    #16
    Originally posted by amouse View Post
    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
    https://www.supermicro.com/products/...600/X10DAi.cfm

    That board supports 2TB in 16 slots. I dont think I've seen 128gb dimms. :P
    It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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      #17
      Originally posted by luckybob View Post
      https://www.supermicro.com/products/...600/X10DAi.cfm

      That board supports 2TB in 16 slots. I dont think I've seen 128gb dimms. :P
      Samsung has been making 128gB DIMMs for about a year. IBM is shipping systems using them according to the marketing releases.

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        #18
        Originally posted by krebizfan View Post
        Samsung has been making 128gB DIMMs for about a year. IBM is shipping systems using them according to the marketing releases.
        I think they are based on TSV.

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          #19
          Originally posted by yuhong View Post
          Was this Xeon 7500 (Nehalem-EX)?
          It was indeed! We were prepping them for full production, and my team was in charge of getting some pre-production systems ready for demos, sending to software OEMs for testing, etc. So of course we had to do a "completely full" system, out of sheer curiosity.
          Apple ][+ through Retina MacBook Pro, 5150 PC through Core i7 8870/GeForce GTX 1080Ti and quad Itanium 9150M, and many in between.
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          Intellivision, Game Boy through 3DS, Wii, XBone

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            #20
            Originally posted by Anonymous Freak View Post
            It was indeed! We were prepping them for full production, and my team was in charge of getting some pre-production systems ready for demos, sending to software OEMs for testing, etc. So of course we had to do a "completely full" system, out of sheer curiosity.
            Do you know why Intel's datasheet for Xeon 7500 don't officially list 4Gbit DDR3?

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              #21
              What real world use is there for that much RAM and more (ok maybe large database searches) today? Does NETFLIX keep every single movie in RAM on multiple servers waiting for somebody to stream it to?
              What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
              Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
              Boxed apps and games for the above systems
              Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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                #22
                Windows X runs much better from a RAM drive.
                Be polite and I may let you live.

                https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...5NBVfKX5471R9U

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Unknown_K View Post
                  What real world use is there for that much RAM and more (ok maybe large database searches) today? Does NETFLIX keep every single movie in RAM on multiple servers waiting for somebody to stream it to?
                  Somebody on another forum mentioned that in order to run his pro FPGA development, in addition to lots of CPU cores, his PC had 256GB RAM. I'm sure a TB could be useful. I for one want 256GB just so that I can run browsers, crashplan, and virtual machines without having to restart the browser every week, or having to stop crashplan temporarily (Java. Argh! Bloat++). A puny 16GB just doesn't cut it anymore.

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                    #24
                    Topic made me remember my good old AOL days and all the sound bites everyone was trading back then

                    Got one that went like this:

                    "WHAT DO YOU MEAN,INVALID PARAMETERS???! 9 Thousand gig's of ram AND IT CAN'T ANSWER A SIMPLE QUESTION!!!!"
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                    Currently Looking for Samsung Sens Pro Laptop's (500, 520,800,820) and accessories, specifically a docking station.

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                      #25
                      I've got a PowerEdge T610 that will eat up to 192 gigs of registered ECC but looking at what it cost to fill it... WOO-WEE!
                      Daniel P. Cayea - The Lyon Mountain Company - Plattsburgh, New York 12901
                      Vintage Equipment: IBM 5150 * IBM 5161 * ThinkPad 770ED
                      Modern Equipment: MacBook Pro 13 * Alienware M15R3

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