[rescue] speaking of older sparcs
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Fri Feb 6 18:29:22 CST 2004
On Fri, 6 Feb 2004, Dave McGuire wrote:
> sparc 4s, meaning SPARCstation-4s, or Sun4/xxx systems? I assume you
> mean the former. Those are 4m machines, and are supported by current
> releases of Solaris.
But only until Solaris 10 is released. Nothing older than a U30 or U5
is supported, from what I've heard. Yes, that includes the U1 and U2.
I wonder if that's a function of sbus going away (which would screw over
a lot of people with Exx00 systems) or a function of support for only
UltraSPARC-II and newer.
It sucks that the single greatest workstation Sun ever made (the
Ultra 2) will have the shortest supported lifespan.
 The reason their stock symbol is SUNW is because their original
concentration was on workstations.
Jonathan Patschke ) "Some people grow out of the petty theft of
Elgin, TX ( childhood. Others grow up to be CEOs and
USA ) politicians." --Phorist
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