[rescue] SS1+ (was "Sun Unobtainium memory tool")

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Oct 21 11:27:51 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at 09:59 AM, Magnus Hedemark wrote:
>> It's fast enough to do some things still, right?  Fast enough to be a
>> nameserver, for example?
> Why bother?  It's very easy to score sun4m machines for free these 
> days.
> sun4m is still supported by Linux, Solaris and *BSD.  If you spend 
> even a
> small amount of money you can have sun4u (like the 6 Ultra 1's I just
> scored for $20/ea).
> I had an SS1 around for curiosity's sake and  historical preservation, 
> but
> when I moved back to PA this year I dumped a lot of those machines on 
> the
> Aurora Linux project (and I understand that they were even less
> interested in supporting the SS1).
> Nameservers?  Being upgraded from SS4 & SS10 hardware to Ultra 1's in a
> couple of weeks.  The SS's that I've been using I got for free.  So why
> even bother with lesser hardware?

   Because a 1+ pulls one third power of an SS10, and can do the same 
job (in this case).


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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