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Think this customer is gonna be mad?

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  1. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    A customer that we have just bought a bunch of new equipment. Well, each piece of equipment is going to be linked through a central sql database.... I just finished running the numbers on what they are going to need for firepower to contain it all...

    Minimum of:
    Dual Xeon Dual Core 2.6ghz or Greater (Quad Recommended)
    16gb DDR2 400mhz (32gb recommended)
    1.3tb SCSI Raid Array (Recommending 1.6+tb of storage)
    2 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Cards
    Windows Server 2003 X64

    Retail price from Dell... $21k... :huh::eek::cool:

    Glad its not coming out of my pocket.
     
  2. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    That's what you get for using Windows.
     
  3. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    It doesn't have to run Windows, but what else can process Multi Indexed SQL Databases better?
     
  4. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Linux with Oracle or MySQL or Postgres.

    Take yer pick.
     
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    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    We used a linux server at my last office. And thats not a bad build, but dell is reaming you on a server that would cost you about 15k to make yourself (with Win Server 2003 and SQL Enterprise).
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Yeah, Dell is shafting ya with that price.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    we got about the same from dell a few months ago ~18K.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    thats about 8k in hardware.... grab your ankels and spell RUN
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :werd:

    That stuff isn't THAT expensive.
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    #1 I aint buyin it, the customer is.
    #2, I doubt they pay retail from dell, considering they do a couple million a year with dell.
    #3. I dont like building PC's anymore. Too much of a hassle, and no money in it anymore. The big boys can do it so cheap now, it aint worth my time.
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Holy Shitballs thats cheap!!

    Too bad this customer only buys from Dell & HP for their servers. Thats what happens when you deal with multi-million dollar insurance corporations. They standardize what they buy.

    And I guess the software department was talking with microsoft yesterday, and they recommend a Quad Dual Core Processor setup for our application once we are at 100%.

    I guess when you are writing 30 lines of code to the database every millisecond from 6 different sources, microsoft wants you to have some firepower
    behind it.. Go Figure...
     
  13. Bob Vila

    Bob Vila ɐןıʌ qoq Admin VIP

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    I don't think its my company - we don't use Dell...
     
  14. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    No, its a company here in VA.. A company that is associated with a lizard... ;)
     
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