[rescue] The best 'rescue' workstation

Zach Lowry zach at zachlowry.net
Sat Apr 23 14:28:22 CDT 2005

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Jochen Kunz wrote:
| Back to the original question: A HP9000 B3600 or the like should be OK
| too. Its 550 MHz PA-RISC CPU is comparable in INT speed to a 1 GHz P III
| and to a 2 GHz P IV in FP performance. It has 4 or 5 independent 64 bit
| 33/66/100 MHz PCI host bridges for lots of IO bandwith and the raw
| memory bandwith is somthing like 2 GB/s. I saw such systems on ebay.de
| for a few 100,- EUR. Problem is the OS. HP-sUX or Linsux. IIRC PA-RISC
| Linux can use Matrox PCI cards...

Good, we've gone from Sun->SGI->IBM->HP. :)

I had looked at the B2000, and a J5600/J6000. I can't find a B3600, only
a C3600, explain?

I have used HP-UX and didn't mind it too terribly, felt pretty Unix-ish
and comfortable. Irix and Solaris were no biggie either, but AIX kind of
blew me away when I tried it. Of course, if I got the J-class, I'd just
help you out with NetBSD. :)

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