[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Andrew Weiss ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Thu Apr 29 18:29:15 CDT 2004

On Apr 29, 2004, at 5:21 PM, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

> Works great for servers, because you can get decent UNIX servers
> relatively cheaply.
> I think it is much harder to get a non-PC desktop though.
G5, or iMac.

> Desktop software eats a lot of CPU, video, and sound processing power.
> That's what people want, and even I make use of quite a bit of it these
> days.
> I have a shit-box PC: 700MHz AMD K7, 256MB RAM, dual Adaptec 2940 SCSI,
> nVidia graphics, emu10k sound, and misc other pieces.
And again... say it with me G5, or iMac.

> A "real" workstation with even this much outdated power would cost
> quite a bit.
How about current ... near SunBlade 2000 power or more... G5...? It's 

> You *can* build a PC that won't crash if you chose your parts 
> carefully,
> and in general it will run circles around any used workstation in its
> price range, and even quite a few that cost a lot more.
At one task.

> Desktop power outside of the PC/Apple world is *very* expensive.
Apple for our purposes here <> PC.  If you are using the strictly 
personal computer definition, then many workstations qualify.


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