[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Fri Apr 30 12:07:40 CDT 2004
Thu, 29 Apr 2004 @ 19:29 -0400, Andrew Weiss said:
> 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.
True, and I really like the G5. Can't afford it though.
Also, I specifically said "workstation". I'm talking about getting a
UNIX workstation for roughly the same $$$/power ratio.
> >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.
Nice machine, not a workstation.
> >A "real" workstation with even this much outdated power would cost
> >quite a bit.
> How about current ... near SunBlade 2000 power or more...
Nice. $5800 used.
> G5...? It's crossbar-switched.
A G5 has a crossbar? Cool!
> >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
> At one task.
With Windows, sure, but my Linux setup runs quite a bit more than one
task all day, every day.
> >Desktop power outside of the PC/Apple world is *very* expensive.
> Apple for our purposes here <> PC.
That's why I said Apple/PC. I don't lump the Apple in with PC.
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