[rescue] Sun Kit Needed for EE Student Here

Matthew Weigel unique at idempot.net
Tue May 2 14:36:07 CDT 2006

Michael Parson wrote:

> As far as the OS is concerned, It should be able to run any Solaris
> you'd come across, FreeBSD, NetBSD, or OpenBSD.  FreeBSD claims to have
> functional SMP support, NetBSD does not yet support SMP on sparc64 and
> still seems to have a few problems with native threads.  I don't see
> anything on a quick look at OpenBSD's website regarding SMP.

 From speaking with friends who have run FreeBSD, the latest releases 
aren't that hot... and neither NetBSD nor OpenBSD support UltraSparc SMP.

But, are we seriously talking about a dual-450MHz UltraSparc being 
better for computationally intensive engineering tasks than a modern 
amd64 system running Solaris 10?
  Matthew Weigel
  unique at idempot.net

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