[CentOS] OT: workstation recommends: Thinkmate?

Michael Semcheski mhsemcheski at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 21:13:52 UTC 2008


I'm not going to speak on the Intel vs. AMD issue.

However, I've bought 10 workstations and 5 servers from Thinkmate over
the last year.  I've been pretty happy with them.

They use quality components, we have direct numbers for people there.
I like their website, when we've had to RMA something, it wasn't an
issue.

Mike


On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 4:31 PM, Barry Olddog <oldcanine at yahoo.com> wrote:
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>> From: John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>
>> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, September 4, 2008 7:54:40 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] OT: workstation recommends: Thinkmate?
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>> MHR wrote:
>> > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:02 PM, Barry Olddog wrote:
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>> >> I'm just leery of a maker that I don't know; I searched for reviews and
>> comments, but found almost nothing. Maybe that's telling me something.
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>> > Isn't Thinkmate a spinoff of IBM?  Or am I confused by the
>> > Thinkpad/Thinkstation/terminology?
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>> it appears (googled it) Thinkmate is a small 'whitebox' server
>> integrator in Massachussetts, until recently known as SAG Electronics.
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> As a sequel, I'm not only rethinking Thinkmate, but Opterons themselves. The university department I work with recently bought some Opteron machines (two-processor 2350) HPs, and also has some recent Xeon (two-processor 5405) Dells.
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> I ran a test on them with a Java parsing (natural language) program and found that the Xeons did 33.72 words per second, while the Opterons lagged at 20.04 words per second. These are both running the same Ubuntu version. It may not be a common or representative benchmark, but it is the kind of thing I'll be using my new machine for.
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