[rescue] The best 'rescue' workstation

Mike Nicewonger twmaster at twmaster.com
Sat Apr 23 14:44:39 CDT 2005

On Apr 23, 2005, at 3:28 PM, Zach Lowry wrote:

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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 
> | 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 
> | 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'd wager he meant a B2600

Systems info here: http://www.openpa.net/systems/index.html

> 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. :)

I have a B132L+ with OpenBSD 3.6 installed and am amazed at the 
performance. I also have a C3600 if I ever get the spare time I want to 
hack on getting $FREE_OS on. Linux is supposed to run well on the C3x00 
machines. I have a J210 with a very old and creepy install of Debian on 
it. Didn't like it much at all as I am more familiar with *BSD.

Mike N

I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with "Guess" on it. So I said 
She hit me.

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