[rescue] speaking of older sparcs
mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Feb 6 18:39:54 CST 2004
On Feb 6, 2004, at 7:29 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
>> sparc 4s, meaning SPARCstation-4s, or Sun4/xxx systems? I assume
>> 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 hadn't head about that...That's pretty silly. I agree with your
assessment that the Ultra2 is one of the finest systems they ever
sold...in fact, I'd say it's one of the finest systems ANY manufacturer
has ever sold.
> I wonder if that's a function of sbus going away (which would screw
> a lot of people with Exx00 systems) or a function of support for only
> UltraSPARC-II and newer.
Exx00 systems can have either sbus or PCI (or both I believe); I
wonder if that'll affect their decision at all. Also, I wonder how
many releases will go by before things stop working...as opposed to
things being unsupported.
Dave McGuire "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL feels a little better." -Ed
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