The hardware on this picture is uncommon even for a tech-geek like me.
I remember when we upgraded a Cell in a HP SuperDome to 96GB in 2004, and now this amount of memory is here on my desk.
The two Opterons (12core, 2.3 or 2.4GHz) would of course love 4 more DIMMs with this to be in full interleaved quadchannel mode. (That way the can hit 50GB/s memory throughput, which is quite far and beyond any normal PC standards and nothing you’ll need at home any time soon…)
Tomorrrow these will all move into their new home and very soon (I hope) this will be the home of a few very lucky VPS customers (since Xen *does* of course allow “bursting” into unused memory. That means the first guy will start his 1GB contract with 45ish GB (NUMA beware) until the second guy moves in.
I hope this concept will not end in users trying to kick each other off the server to get more ressources? 🙂