I have an app that requires 10GB of free memory. (It has the whole human genome in it). 348 miles away next Tuesday I need to do a talk and I would love to have this program fly. The 2GB one works but if I had ten it might scream.
Newest laptops require:1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB to get 8GB and that is the most that Apple says. But you can buy two 8GB with the same numbers. No reason why those cannot go into a mac book pro and I get 16GB RAM which is plenty for now. It would be nice to have the ten GB app running, Keynote running, and Safari running opening some pretty large files.
Can someone tell me that 2x8GB can go into a laptop? If it cannot then a mini might be the next best. I'm not dragging anything bigger to Ithaca and I also need the GPS coordinates of that hotdog stand Reboot. The one with the fresh cut fries. (Just a name will do, my gps will do the rest.)
Where are you seeing 8GB DDR3 SO-DIMMS? The most I can find are 2x4GB kits. If you can find higher density it will be a crap shoot as to whether or not it actually works.
Damn laptop memory is a complete ripoff. 8GB DDR-3 1066 for $500?
You can get 12GB of faster DDR3-1600 desktop memory for less than half that.
Well shoot, swear to god I was getting hits on 2x8GB to fit but now all I get from home is 2x4. And what I thought, as reboot has mentioned, the mini isn't going to do it.
But I got a 4 Runner at the lab that will be going straight to the hotel then down to the conference room so dragging my Nehalem tower is not inconceivable if for demo purposes only I have to say, "I needed to bring a powerful computer".
Now getting a Nehalem to be the fastest it can get tricky with more memory. 96GB is a bitch. But I think I can get it to 16GB with no heavy lifting. Any comments in that direction to deconvolute the memory upgrade of a nehalem are welcome.
Using a Macintosh with this group would be killing four birds with one stone. Three are dead but I want a fourth. Mac is the way to go for full blown real genomics.
That was from a note on one of these weird overev sites. I think 32GB is going to be my max unless I need a leg warmer.
But 96 is now my new high bar. I have a Dell that has 32 processors which I am boosting to 96GB. But in the scheme of things a few Nehalem boxes with 32GB RAM will do the job better than piling all the jobs onto one box.
96GB and 32 cores is going to need a serious power supply.
It's going into a 17K Dell. Not worried about the power supply. It is running long 2-3day jobs that if the power supply blows up: 1) It's in the computer center and halon will take care of a fire. 2) The jobs are critical but if the whole thing dies we just restart the jobs on something we buy that afternoon.
By doing it by building just enough and not overbuilding I really haven't spent much on my computer budget. I'm borrowing the Dell. Others have spent over a 100K on this problem but that is totally nutty.
Is there a totally excellent website for figuring out which RAM modules can go where? The "BetterRam" link on top of Microtech is a joke. Crucial has a nice one even downloading a piece of software to analyze the box you are on. Gee, it figures out what is in your computer in case you are too stupid to figure that out.
But say I have a choice between a 4 and an 8GB Ram chip for a Nehalem. What I would like to know is how many other computers that upgrade can go into. Is it Nehalem specific or can it also go into all the G5s? (I know the speed would be wasted but it's handy to know this stuff.) How about Dells? Can it go in those too?
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