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What would be wrong with putting a dual core processor in the Tyan and putting another in the other slot at some point in the future? What would be wrong with using a single processor for a while?
One dual-core Opteron is significantly more expensive than two equivalent single-core Opterons, each of which is similalrly priced to the eqivalant dual-core X2.
Yes... they are. By the time you really need them they will be old hat and the prices should be considerably lower.
But that still leaves you with the Tyan and one Opteron 275 as your upfront cost in order to match the power of the X2 solution, which comes to $2100 vs $800 for the X2.
My objection is simple - the investement and future proofing do not justify the extra upfront cost (IMO).