Just Delivered, My New 82 Pound Baby

I missed cool tool Friday, but I am posting this from my new toy and just had to share …
Yesterday I took delivery of a new computer, an IBM IntelliStation A Pro. This baby is a dual-CPU AMD 64bit Opteron 248 2.2GHz (with 1MB L2 Cache), 3 GB RAM, 80GB SCSI HDD, NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100 video, Gigabit Ethernet, more USB and firewire ports than I’d know what to do with, oh, and dual flat panel monitors.
I’ve never owned an AMD powered box before, but thus far … wow, this thing flies!
I am running 32bit Windows XP on it now, so not utilizing the power of 64bit yet, but I will.
Now to install ColdFusion on it to see how it performs. Oh, and Dreamweaver too (loading Dreamweaver is always a good performance test).
More to follow, I am off to play.

11 responses to “Just Delivered, My New 82 Pound Baby”

  1. Laurent Avatar

    Sw33t! πŸ™‚

  2. Tarantor Avatar

    Have Fun!!!
    and a simple info about IBM πŸ™‚

  3. Peter Tilbrook Avatar
    Peter Tilbrook

    Sweet! How about a pic of the beast?

  4. Damien Avatar

    Git πŸ˜€

  5. Emanuel Costa Avatar
    Emanuel Costa

    Mr. Forta, do you mind telling us, in a ball park, how much this new baby costs?
    Thank you

  6. Doug Hughes Avatar
    Doug Hughes

    Just wondering, but how have your weather simulations been going? πŸ˜‰

  7. Bryan Buchs Avatar
    Bryan Buchs

    Wow – much hotter than my system. I picked up a AMD Athlon 64 system last week (only 1 CPU, though). I gave the Windows XP for 64-bit Systems a shot – it’s not quite ready for Prime Time yet…

  8. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Emanuel, I just checked the IBM site, this is the machine:
    So, $6,125 without monitors (and there are two of them, about $400-$500 each).
    Not a cheap machine, but wow …
    And, don’t hate me for this, I did not pay for it. AMD sent it to me. πŸ™‚

  9. Emanuel Costa Avatar
    Emanuel Costa

    Ben, I am glad for you. And honestly, I thought was a lot more money! You deserve it. Congratulations.

  10. John Dowdell Avatar
    John Dowdell

    Well, congratulations, Ben, but I’m confused… do you handle that as checked luggage, or will it fit up in the overhead…? πŸ˜‰

  11. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    JD, this model did not come with wheels and extendable handle, so it’ll have to stay at home. Shame, I know.

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