[rescue] The best 'rescue' workstation
ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Sat Apr 23 15:46:43 CDT 2005
On Apr 23, 2005, at 12:24 PM, 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 PA-RISC
> Linux can use Matrox PCI cards...
Actually come to think of it... this would be the ideal workstation for
this guy. I have a B2000 that just rips. It's way fast. It's well
supported in both Linux and HP-UX. The graphics options that came with
them are quite decent for base graphics... I think I have a Visualize
FX4 or something. Mine is a PA8500-4XX something (been a while since I
fired her up). I prefer running HP-UX 11i on mine since I bought a
copy and also bought the C and C++ compilers too. (not full price).
They don't suck much power either... standard 400W PC power.
And they're pretty slate grey boxes. I got mine for $200 at TCF last
year from the Russian dudes.
I believe Mike N may have something along the same lines left, but
failing that, I think they're fairly easy to get.
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