[rescue] HP zx6000

Aaron Finley aaronfinley at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 07:18:00 CDT 2005

> I can't understand why someone wants to run HPsUX without beeing forced
> to do? If you where hunting a HP-Itanic to run VMS, OK.

I was waiting for someone to say thos exact words :-) Basically, It's 
the only major OS I haven't been exposed to.

> A C3600 (550 MHz PA-8600) or C3650 (625 MHz PA-8700) is to slow for you?
> At least on ePay Germany these machines are quite affordable.
> Or an A400 / A500 (from single 360 MHz to dual 1 GHz)?

The problem is the price to performance ratio. I can't really justify it 
anymore. A J6700 goes for $1200, and so does a 3.6 GHZ Xeon xw6200. I 
used to say to myself, well, its slower, but when I get all my 
applications and services running at once, the UNIX machine will pull 
ahead, but I don't really think that's true anymore.

Yeah, oh well, about to give up and get a PC and Linux. At least I can 
put a Nvidia FX3400 in the xw6200. Those things fly.

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