[rescue] speaking of older sparcs
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Fri Feb 6 18:50:18 CST 2004
On Fri, 6 Feb 2004, Dave McGuire wrote:
> 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'd have to agree with that. That much power in that small a box is
just unusual as everything.
> Exx00 systems can have either sbus or PCI (or both I believe);
I believe they can have both.
> I wonder if that'll affect their decision at all.
Given that some of those sbus systems probably aren't even out of
warranty yet, I'm going to guess that UltraSPARC-I support was dropped.
If that's the case, the Ultra 2 systems with US-II processors may still
work. I hope that's the case.
> Also, I wonder how many releases will go by before things stop
> working...as opposed to things being unsupported.
The beta of Solaris 10 that I have screams when booting on an U1e that
the next beta will not boot at all.
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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