[rescue] replacing an Ultra2

Bryan Gurney arb_npx42 at comcast.net
Fri Apr 13 20:22:06 CDT 2007

I have a U2, and last year I wanted an Ultrasparc with more muscle, so I  
got a Sun Ultra 60 for $125 from a recycler, then threw in a couple of 73  
GB hard drives for $300.  It's fun, but I end up using it headless more  
often.  That was off of Craigslist; basically rolling the dice, but I  
figured I'd throw the two 73's into the U2 if the U60 didn't work out.  I  
need to spend more quality time on my UltraSparc machines; $WORK is an MS  
house, so my attention gets diverted away from Solaris most of the time.

Anysystem says "Starts at a list price of U.S. $895" on  

On Fri, 13 Apr 2007 21:04:01 -0400, Steve Sandau <ssandau at gwi.net> wrote:

> 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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