The question is:
Would you guys recommend me to buy this dualCPU machines and wait for ROS 3x (I have read somewhere in this forum there should be non beta public release within spring 07 so it could come really soon) or keep trying to get another suitable PCs?
Im interested in PIII usage because
they does have 5PCI slots to fit all my wirelles cards in (ap24GHz, ap5GHz three another directional connection is my standard configuration)
they does have lesser power consumption compared to P4
they are powerfull enough for me and twice cheaper than P4
Im still unable to get P4 with 5PCIs today in the market
thanks for reading this looong silly text and for any suggestions .
I have been running ROS on Dual PIII boards, as well as other dual cpu boards.. When i am having problems it usually comes down to NIC problems or RAM.. One thing you should keep in mind with the RB14 is also that you will have several cards sharing one IRQ and that will always slow down performance..thank you guys for helping.
Good idea is to use R14 card.
Im using as many PCIs as I can because Im trying to minimize radio crosstalk between radio cards, and R14 is not the best solution to get rid of radio crosstalk, Im affraid.
I just wondering if you have been running ROS2.9.x on dual PIII machine.
I had posted to this forum regard dual PIII because It keeps displaying 100% cpu load with ROS2.9x , randomly hangs up and randomly slows down (when I disable secondary CPU in the bios neither), however ROS3.0beta7 recognises dual CPUs correctly and works smoothly.
Perhaps Im mistaken if there is some problem with machine itself, but linux stress and memory tests says that unit is OK so far.
It seems to be hopeless case