[rescue] replacing an Ultra2

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Fri Apr 13 20:04:01 CDT 2007

I know this is not really a *rescue* since I will probably only be 
rescuing a system from Sun or Anysystem, but I am looking for 
suggestions from people with a clue. ;-)

I am thinking about replacing my faithful Ultra 2 with something (Sun) a 
little faster and more capable. (The Ultra 2 would become a test 
database server probably.)

I'm thinking up to $1,000 of tax return money may be available. I see 
that the Sun Ultra 20 starts at $895, but that only has 512M. It is, 
however, a 1.8GHz dual-core Opteron, which would certainly outperform my 
2x300MHz/1G Ultra 2.

Anysystem has some interesting things like a Sun Blade 1000 with 2x750 
USiii and 2G of RAM for $795. (Or how about the Sun E4500 Ugly Duckling 
14x 400MHz with 14 GB RAM for $795!) Anysystem also has Ultra 20s, but 
they don't mention price. I assume that would be less than a new unit 
from Sun...

Basically I'd like a faster main workstation that is not PeeCee crap. I 
have to deal with Dells and such all too often.

Suggestions or opinions?

Steve S

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