[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Thu Apr 29 16:47:54 CDT 2004
On Thu, 29 Apr 2004, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> Doesn't IBM already made some AIX POWER4 machines that are nearly as
> affordable as the G5s are?
Not if you want decent (ie: usable for anything other than scrolling
text and -really- slow 2D) graphics. The system on my desk (at work)
was $5k list + $400 for entry graphics. The next step up in graphics
was about $2000, IIRC.
However, for $5000, it's a damned nice system:
36GB hard drive
100baseTX + 1000baseTX Ethernet
6 spare PCI-X slots and 7 spare U160 SCA bays.
It makes compiles go ZOOOOOOOM!: GCC in, like 10 minutes or less.
> And what's this about low end Sun workstations on Intel?
Sun makes low-end AMD64 servers. I don't know of them making PCs with
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