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    PuRAM. instant boot.

    http://216.119.93.139/desktops/machl...ures/index.htm

    "...Super-BIOS™ (IBPT) and PuRam™ Technology... personal computer configurable WITHOUT a System Hard Drive with all operating system and program files permanently sitting a on a Flash RamDisk. It operates at the speed of the maximum available memory bandwidth up to 8.0GB/s and is capable of over 150,000 I/O requests per second, with an average of 0.0% CPU utilization. No Hard Disk design, not even 15.000RPM SCSI devices in multiple RAID cofigurations can come close to providing a fraction of the real-world performance of PuRam™ Technology."

    I think this would be good for a carputer. instant boot and stuff. Someone do it!


    oh and btw, those "L" computers are incredible!!!

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    First off, quit advertise here. Second, I'd buy it if its less than $500 for a complete system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DinoBite
    http://216.119.93.139/desktops/machl...ures/index.htm

    not even 15.000RPM SCSI devices in multiple RAID cofigurations can come close to providing a fraction of the real-world performance of PuRam™ Technology."

    I never knew they made SCSI Hard drives that spin at a blistering 15 RPM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cproaudio
    First off, quit advertise here. Second, I'd buy it if its less than $500 for a complete system.
    uh, I'm not selling those computers, so I can't really quit. These computers are really cool and I THINK they would be interesting to most of the people who come here...
    If I posted a link to the via nano-itx boards would I be advertising them?
    Come on!!

    as for the scsi hard drives, 15k drives exist, if you type "15000" and "scsi" into google you get lots of information.
    for example. http://www.computers4sure.com/produc...ductid=1660729
    not that I'm trying to advertise, but there you go.

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    4 grand for a starting price? Are you kidding? Look at the size of that thing. How does that compare to a system that most people built here? It weighs up to 65 lbs. I think I'll keep my 45 second boot time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cproaudio
    4 grand for a starting price? Are you kidding? Look at the size of that thing. How does that compare to a system that most people built here? It weighs up to 65 lbs. I think I'll keep my 45 second boot time.
    oh I see, I'm not suggesting that anyone put one of these computers in their car.
    I'm saying that it would be neat if someone used the PuRam (very small flash memory unit) with the mini-atx mainboard. This would give you instant start up time similar to a conventional car stereo. I want my car computer to perform just as smoothly and automatically as a normal car stereo.

    the l computers are serious overkill for any car, unless you plan on rendering special effects or digital movie production or something.

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    Just a shame that half the people who see that site think that it's all a very elaborate, and well presented, hoax.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Confused
    Just a shame that half the people who see that site think that it's all a very elaborate, and well presented, hoax.


    Garry

    My thoughts exactly

    The "PuRam" would be very prohibitively expensive for anything
    substantially sized, also, the thing would have to communicate through normal
    storage bus channels, or possibly direct pci, which can come nothing even remotely close to the speeds advertised for the transfer rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    My thoughts exactly

    The "PuRam" would be very prohibitively expensive for anything
    substantially sized, also, the thing would have to communicate through normal
    storage bus channels, or possibly direct pci, which can come nothing even remotely close to the speeds advertised for the transfer rate.

    Move along...
    I think it costs an extra $5k to add it on. These are no compromise machines, they are trying to make them as fast as possible with no consideration to cost, it seems. The PuRam cartridge looks very small, about the size of a notebook HD.
    I don't know the archetecture, but I am sure they implement the PuRam in a way that allows it to use it to it's fullest capacity, and surely not thru PCI. Possibly a custom motherboard? I don't know.

    I'd say for 95% sure that it's not a hoax. Mac people are just really ****ed about L for stealing their "style". They should be more mad that PCs are dead even if not better at everything that a Mac is supposed to be good for. (graphics, music)
    I'll be 100% sure when anandtech reviews one and I see one for myself. They claim to be opening physical storefronts soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinoBite
    I think it costs an extra $5k to add it on. These are no compromise machines, they are trying to make them as fast as possible with no consideration to cost, it seems. The PuRam cartridge looks very small, about the size of a notebook HD.
    I don't know the archetecture, but I am sure they implement the PuRam in a way that allows it to use it to it's fullest capacity, and surely not thru PCI. Possibly a custom motherboard? I don't know.

    I'd say for 95% sure that it's not a hoax. Mac people are just really ****ed about L for stealing their "style". They should be more mad that PCs are dead even if not better at everything that a Mac is supposed to be good for. (graphics, music)
    I'll be 100% sure when anandtech reviews one and I see one for myself. They claim to be opening physical storefronts soon.

    you'll probably be waiting a long time before you ever see any storage device with that kind of performance
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