[rescue] Sun E4000 systems - wow they're cheap

Gavin Hubbard ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Mon Jul 14 10:40:39 CDT 2003

Hi Lads

Take a look at this completed auction:


I had no idea that E4000 machines were getting this cheap. I guess the relicensing costs[1] make these machines worthless for commercial use.

Note that the system I linked to has a set of X2600A carrier boards (which limit the cache addressing to 1MB) but IMO it is still a really good deal. You have to admit that this system makes a tricked-out Ultra 80 look a lot less attractive as a multi-processor workstation.

And the best part is that you can field upgrade to an E4500 in a year's time when the X2602A and X2612A carrier boards get real cheap :-)



[1] Sun charges just on 28,500 USD to relicense this system (part SOLIS-090-Y9U9, Solaris 9 Midrange Server16 Upgrade RTU, 16 CPU Maximum, SPARC Platform Edition).

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