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

Mike Meredith mike at blackhairy.demon.co.uk
Tue Jul 15 16:12:52 CDT 2003

On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 13:13:03 -0400
"William Enestvedt" <William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu> wrote:
> > > Sun charges just on 28,500 USD to relicense this system...
> >
> > That's just insane.
> >
>    If you think that's insane, then you'd call me a liar if I told you
>    what
> they want for a CPU/Memory board and two processors for my sad ol'

Work has just bought one (a 2 CPU upgrade for an E3500); I calculated
that it is just about cheaper to fly someone to the states, pick up an 8
CPU E4500 on Ebay and bring it back.

Specialist computer movers also seem to charge insane prices. Work is
paying UKP5,000 to get a donated 3-rack Origin 2000 (24 CPUs) delivered.
Mind you, they don't know it yet, but they might earn that money as the
computer room doesn't have very good access.

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