[HARDWARE] Just Courious......

Lionel Elie Mamane Lionel_Mamane at csi.com
Sun Sep 19 01:07:00 EDT 1999


Tomasz Korycki wrote:

> >> Unfortunately, the keyrate/price is not quite as good as it would be,
> >> using regular PC parts, networked together :(

> >> Roughly twice the price, but triple the performance at approx.
> >> 1.6mkeys, and could probably be improved greatly by using a BP6
> >> mainboard and dual celerons...
> >
> >You need a Hard drive, also. And an OS. (Yes, you can put Linux, FreeBSD,
> etc it's
> Heard of bootp/tftp?

No, never but I feel I would love to.

> >free), unless you develop a networked OS that stays on a floppy to boot.
> And some RAM
> >also.
> >And the Internet Connection? Via a proxy on a real "full" PC? OK, but then
> you need a
> >hub to mount a network, and a NIC on the real PC. Hmm... Your price has
> quite a bit
> >swollen, no?
> Hmmmm... You can use 10b2 (no hub), I wouldn't have a machine without a
> network interface (all 11 have'em).

If you already have a network, you will probably have a hub (if needed by your
network topology), with probably some free ports, OK. If you don't? Many don't, am
I wrong?

Lionel Mamane

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