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Relocation, et al

Posted on 2007.08.31 at 09:10

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ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-31 22:25 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you - the IDE bus on the Ultra 10 was notorious for being slow even for IDE standards so the SCSI controller in it is a great idea.

As the Ultra 10 project is my work workstation, I wouldn't want to bogart any personal parts...but if you have a pair of 450MHz UltraSPARC-II CPUs lying around for my Netra t1125 ;)

Actually, I think we're going to EOL some of those procs at work and I'll swap them with my 400MHz's before we send them offsite.

Thanks again!
Cat Who Likes OpenBSD
bsdcat at 2007-08-31 22:42 (UTC) (Link)
Eh, in my experience... sometimes work workstations need a few personal bits to make you as an employee happier. :-) I've got a co-worker who brought in 3 20" widescreen displays (and a second video card) because the extra monitors were worth it to him, but the company wouldn't put up the $1k he spent on it. He's happier, whether work paid for it or not. Anyway, up to you.

Before I start using the Ultra 10, I'd need to put the E-450, E-250, and Sparc5 to work. (The Sparc5 is slower, but draws way less power and is powerful enough for a lot of home networking tasks, so it's better suited than the Ultra 10).
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-08-31 23:33 (UTC) (Link)
I loved my Sparc5; whisper quiet and you could still stuff a couple of fast SCA drives in it. Surplussed mine five months ago. I have so many boxes I delineated at SPARC64. Not to say I don't still have my HP 712/80. Not a single fan in it, and it'll still run HP/UX 11i (I wouldn't trust it with anything but CDE though).

You've got some good boxes. Those old Enterprise workgroup-class boxes are still fetching a fair price on the market. I got rid of my E250 a couple of years ago. Surprisingly quiet box.
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