[Re: [rescue] Link to listing of Comdisco sale items...]

Gil Young rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 29 15:55:15 CDT 2001

Carp, great price, but it is not there anymore :(.

At 10:05 AM 6/29/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Here is another deal, for those interested - it is x86-based, so curb you
>     http://www.valinux.com/systems/prodctinfo.html?product=1000q
>     It is a quick-ship package...
>VALinux is offering a 1U server w/dual P/III 750 MHz CPUs, 512 Meg ECC 
>SDRAM, 18
>Gig SCSI drive (room for one more SCSI or IDE drive), dual 10/100 Ethernet 
>CD-ROM, room for one short PCI card, RH Linux 6.2 + VA Enhancements, and slide
>rackmount kit for $800. Oh, and a copy of O'Reilly's "Running Linux, 3rd
>Now, P/III 750s are not the fastest CPU in the world, but they are *very 
>nice* in
>many uses, and two is always better than one ;^) - remember, this 
>*includes* both
>512 Meg RAM is a nice amount of RAM for a linux machine - there are two more
>DIMM slots for ECC SDRAM, up to 1 Gig RAM.
>The SCSI subsystem is supported via an add-in PCI card, so you lose one of the
>two PCI slots - it takes up the larger of the two, leaving the short PCI slot
>mentioned earlier.
>Graphics are a simple 2 MB chipset (fine for server use)...
>Oh, and they ship within 2 days, and UPS ground commercial delivery is 
>$28.55 to
>a certain house in NJ ;^P
>Downside - VALinux, the seller, is getting out of the hardware business, 
>but will
>support this box for one year. The CPUs are unusual, so upgrading to a faster
>CPU would be challenging. And finally, I hear that this unit has about 4 fans
>installed, so it is far from silent.
>But, VALinux has a great reputation for quality hardware (this is a re-badged
>NetworkEngines Blazer)...
>I just checked, and they are still offering this deal - they also have others,
>but this is a real sweet-spot in their pricing structure (IMHO).
>Michael Hansen wrote:
> > Tugrul Galatali <tugrul at galatali.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 23 Jun 2001, Ken Hansen wrote:
> >
> > > Please, tell Lily I sent you - thanks, Ken
> > >
> > > http://n2vip.dyndns.org/comdisco.pdf
> > >
> >
> > >       Acrobat Reader 5 + IE5 chokes on the second page of that... is 
> it just
> > >me?
> >
> > I'm using an old Mac Quadra 840av (40MHz 68040, 80MBs ram)
> > with Netscape 4.7 and Acrobat 3.0, and I had no problems.
> > (MacOS 7.5.5)
> >
> > "Rob, I wish you wouldn't use the words "American
> > Intelligence" to describe what it is that you do."
> > -Air America
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Gil Young
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