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Are there any laptops out there with 4GB RAM capacity?

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Craig Wanke, Dec 5, 2003.

  1. Craig Wanke

    Craig Wanke Guest

    We need to run a simulation on a laptop that requires a great deal of
    memory. So great, that 2GB isn't quite enough. Are there any laptops
    out there that support more than 2GB? So far, I'm striking out.

    Craig Wanke
    The MITRE Corporation
    Craig Wanke, Dec 5, 2003
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    Wolverine Guest

    None so far that I know of. check back in another 2 years. Maybe by then...
    Wolverine, Dec 6, 2003
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    Chris Allen Guest

    The NCM-888PSC UltraSPARC laptop, powered by the 650MHz UltraSPARC-IIi
    CPU, can be configured with up to 4GB RAM!

    Other than that, I would try a very fast external hard drive as
    virtual memory.

    Or -- a very different possibility is to build a micro-ATX
    PC and power it with a gel-cell and AC-invertor (or an
    automobile's cigarette lighter), if your portability requirements
    would allow for that. It would seem that if your simulation is CPU
    intensive that the latter-stated option of using a very portable
    desktop computer might even be more desirable than the option of
    using a laptop, regardless of RAM requirements. (I.e., any
    ultra-high-performance "laptop" is going to contain many desktop
    components anyway - the main difference being that the manufacturer
    of said "alien laptop" will simply overcharge for the end result.)

    Micro-ATX boards:

    Micro-ATX cases:

    Chris Allen, Dec 9, 2003
  4. Craig Wanke

    Craig Wanke Guest

    That's quite helpful - our sim was developed on SPARC/Solaris to begin
    with, anyway (though we've ported to Linux as well). We'll check it
    out, thanks.
    A good idea, but we've found that once we start swapping, even with a
    fast SCSI drive, the game is over :)

    Thanks again,
    Craig Wanke, Dec 9, 2003
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