[rescue] Sun crushes the used Sun market

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue Jun 28 09:29:26 CDT 2005

On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 09:25:41PM -0400, Patrick Giagnocavo 717-201-3366 wrote:
> I just realized that Sun is trying to kill off the used Sun hardware
> market. 
> This means good news for those of us collecting the older stuff.
> They just announced an $895 Opteron system, or, if you pay $30 a month
> for 3 years, they give you the hardware, plus Sun Studio 10 and some
> other software, plus they give you a Sun support contract (which I
> suppose lets you access all the stuff that used to be free). 
> Contrast that with the used  $175 V100 I just bought ... suddenly it
> doesn't appear to be as great a deal given there is no support and
> nothing is bundled with it. 

Personally, I'd still find the V100 pretty appealing.  I really wish
that Sun would keep up the lower end SPARC chips, but the appear to be
trying to transition to Opteron.  I know they haven't said that, but if
all their low end high volume machines are Opterons, how long will they
be able to afford to make lower volume SPARCs?

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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