Originally Posted by DuckieHo
Are you using an OEM supplier or going through a distributor/consumer channels?
If I go with Hynix, I get it direct from them in some cases, but mostly through distribution (and my price is actually cheaper than that, but I am not allowed to quote the real price).
This is going to be a monster system for running VMWare. 2 Abu Dhabi 16 core procs with 512 gb per node, 4 nodes in one chassis. Dual 10gb Nics and infiniband in each node. They originally wanted an 8-way system, but they don't make them anymore that I can find, so we went with this setup. Supermicro _used_ to make an 8-way board, but rarely sold one so they dropped it.
We have been seeing memory prices shoot up as well. We get daily updates from our suppliers and some of it is fear based because a lot of companies are stocking up on certain models.