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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
On a recent teleconference, Jeremy came up with the idea of building a system that was dual-everything. His initial idea was a dual Opteron workstation. While that would surely be a killer professional workstation, I wanted something a little more mainstream.
I took my inspiration from In-n-Out Burger, a chain of hamburger joints in California that makes great little hamburgers completely fresh. They have a burger called the "Double Double", that's basically the contents of two cheeseburgers, but stuffed inside a single bun. Had I more time, I might have even modded a case to look like a hamburger, but alas, my skills with a Dremel match my skills with a piano: I know what keys to press, but it never comes out right.
I was also inspired by the transparent, glowing PC I built last year, and chronicled in Geeks Just Wanna Have Fun. That's to say, this is not necessarily a configuration to be enshrined in stone, but something of a lark. I built it just for fun, but the end result proved to be greater than the sum of the parts. So without further ado, let's move onto the system configuration...