[rescue] Odd SBUS cards - anyone want?

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Sun Apr 9 19:49:34 CDT 2006

Mon, 03 Apr 2006 @ 20:15 -0400, Phil Stracchino said:

> I have a U2 here that I salvaged last year and haven't even gotten
> around to putting into service yet, though I fully intend to.  Dual
> 400MHz USIIs, 2G of RAM ... that's far too nice a machine to throw out.

That's a nice machine.  It can still have a bit of trouble loading pigs
like Perl, but its much better than the older Suns, and does well under
a load.

I'm curious about how well they run NetBSD's new SMP code. I've not yet been
able to see NetBSD on SMP, and I was hoping they'd make it more fine-grained
since 1.x.

On the other hand, I suppose Solaris is just fine on a U2.

> On the other hand, at this point I consider it unlikely I'll ever find a
> practical use for my E3000, except maybe to max its RAM and put it out
> on indefinite loan to Freenode as a node server.

I have passed up on some nice machines, and some people don't understand

The main problem is power per watt, and some of those wonderful machines
just cost too much to run when you can get faster machines that run on less

shannon "AT" widomaker.com -- ["Tara is grass, and behold how Troy lieth
low--And even the English, perchance their hour will come!"]

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