[rescue] best rackmount Sun (used) for $1k

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Sat Jul 29 23:33:03 CDT 2006

Bill Bradford wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 29, 2006 at 10:07:17PM -0400, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>> On the other hand, for well under $1k you could get a rack of blazingly fast 
>> IBM boxes, which'll run AIX swimmingly (and do a decent job at Linux too).
>> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=012&item=220009243044
>> Someone please buy some of these from me so they don't have to go to the 
>> scrapper :(
> I would *love* a decent AIX box of some sort (not a RS6K 320), but everything
> that seems to have decent performance and will run the latest AIX is beyond
> my price/size/power consumption/"usability at home" requirements. 8-(

A good entry level AIX box that's readily available nowadays is the 
RS/6000 44P-170.  Pretty cheap too, and the 450 MHz POWER3-II is plenty 
quick enough.

Peace...  Sridhar

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