[geeks] what is the world coming to...
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Wed Apr 10 22:14:13 CDT 2002
On Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 02:27:20PM -0400, Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Apr 2002, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > Yeah but...while I have very little experience with college (never
> > attended one) I have hung out at a few. None that I've seen have THAT
> > kind of hardware. Heck, UMCP had a network of SPARCstation IPXs as
> > distributed fileservers as late as 1997 or so.
> > I suppose 600GB of disk CAN cost a fortune if you really want it to.
> Wow. I guess my buddy at RIT is rather lucky. He's the sysadmin for
> the CS department. They've got Ultra 10s in all the labs (which I'm
> not entirely sure were upgrades from the Ultra 1s, but WERE upgrades
> from the Indys). And they've got E450s as their file servers. Running
> nice custom RAID boxes from ADS and with nice tape changers.
At UIUC the staff/students cluster (email mostly) are load-balanced
E450s. I heard they have EMC boxen for the storage. The engineering labs
are mostly Ultra 60s (with some HP B2ks). I think all of the Ultra 2s
were replaced with Blade 1000s this year, with the (separate) CS labs
getting a full complement of Blade 1000s as well. It would have been fun
to see the semi show up to unload that haul...
I think we get a discount from Sun :)
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