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Desktop or server?
x86 or otherwise?
single socket board, are there any models I could find online and check the prices?Dual socket Server board (or quad socket) can hold a shed load (1TB?)
W8 Home is 128GB, 8 Pro is 512GB. W10 Home is 128GB, W10 Pro is 2TB!64Gb anyway with Win7 Pro x64 and up
Server boards? For what platform/CPU??? Sure there is information online!
I feel like we could help you better if you share what you are trying to accomplish.
this is what I was telling, single CPU motherboard , and maxing it out to 64GB will always be cheaper than any solution that will push above this limit. The technology is not very well developed to offer cheap large sized memory solution in one box.Only memory will cost like ~$7000.
Perhaps. It depends on how much ram you actually need, what boards will be used, the processors, the software that needs to run on them and its licenses, as well as someone to cluster them, power supplies, power used, etc.But 64GB systems would be still cheaper.
Well, I need > 64GB for networking applications, in those, you have to maximize the amount of RAM and minimize the cost. And I don't have software licenses problems since I am the owner of the software.Perhaps. It depends on how much ram you actually need, what boards will be used, the processors, the software that needs to run on them and its licenses, as well as someone to cluster them, power supplies, power used, etc.
As you know, prices go down per stick as its capacity decreases. For example, if you bought one of the boards listed with 16 or 24 slots and put 16GB sticks in there, that is 256GB/384GB pretty 'cheap'. Its when you get into the 32/64GB sticks that prices start to shoot through the roof. So it is situation dependent it appears, particularly when you include TCO (Total cost of ownership) and look at everything else needed to make multiple systems and make them work together. Its an exercise that needs defined parameters (which we do not have any here in this thread) in order to come up with a conclusion/cost.