[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 51, Issue 6
ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 19:28:49 CST 2007
J. Alexander Jacocks wrote:
>> You want dirt cheap? Get a 43P-150.
>>> Also, I can't find a reference online for any of the hardware newer than
>>> 7044/x70. Rootvg.net doesn't seem to have had its timeline updated in a
>> The 7044-170 is more than new enough to run AIX 5.3.
> If possible, I'd rather get something a little quicker than a 43p-150. What
> is the next step above the 43p/44p series, and what do they go for? I'd be
> willing to spend some more money, for a decent machine. For comparison, my
> other machines in the lab are an HP C3700, and a SunBlade 2000. I just
> don't want to spend thousands of $. Up to $1k would be OK, if it's
Believe it or not, the fastest 5.3-capable machine you'll find in the
$1000 range nowadays is a quad-processor 7044-270. It'll take a small
amount of looking though.
But don't knock the 43P-150. 375MHz PowerPC 604e isn't all that slow.
The next level up is the p615 6E3/6C3, which has a dual-core POWER4 at
1.2GHz or a dual-core POWER4+ at 1.45GHz. It can go dual-processor,
too, but it costs a good bit more than $1000. If you look around for a
long time, you might just be able to find one for under $2500.
The next level up from *that* is the 6E4/6C4, which is quad-processor
and costs a good bit more than that. But that's a machine that's faster
than a low-end POWER5.
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