[rescue] Oh no! This poor Origin server.....

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu Apr 1 15:52:01 CST 2004

> From: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
> Date: 2004/04/01 Thu PM 09:35:34 GMT
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Oh no! This poor Origin server.....
>    "Support costs".  So you pay a clueless vendor
> drone to have someone to yell at instead of hiring
> a competent technical staff and paying them enough
> to keep them around.

Dave, I think you know *I* don't pay for hardware support (all my equipment is for hobby use), so I'll assume this was not directed at me personally...

> > The idea is that by replacing 5 dual 400 MHz processor
> > Ultra 2 systems with one dual 1,000 MHz processor system
> > can cut your Oracle software license costs in half (ten
> > CPU license to two CPU license)... Things like that tip
> > the scale, as I understand it.
> >
> > The depreciation is the total hardware cost comes off the taxable 
> > amount (a $3,000 machine = $1,000 real reduction in taxes
> > for an imaginary 33 1/3% tax rate).
> >
> > NOW, Ssqueeze the hardware vendor for a better price on the 
> > replacement hardware, and the new hardware can get quite
> > cheap...
>    Which, of course, means it's nothing more than suit bullshit.

Well, OK - it's called accounting and tax codes, but yeah - suit bullshit covers it nicely.

I was describing the decision process, not defending it...

Why is an E10K so cheap these days? Because unless you run all your own software on it, the license costs will eat you alive (per CPU pricing gets real expensive, real fast on one of those boxes...)

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