[rescue] fastest Ultra 5 marketed by Sun?

Lord Doomicus lorddoomicus at mac.com
Sun Jul 22 14:40:05 CDT 2007

On Jul 21, 2007, at 4:34 PM, Robert Darlington wrote:

> So what are the motivations for running something like an Ultra 5 or
> 10 as compared to an Ultra 2?  The most obvious feature of the U2 is
> that they use two CPUs.  What do the U5 and 10 have going for them?
> (Certainly not IDE! -hehehehe).  I remember my old employer was
> tossing the U2 systems not realizing that they were dual CPU systems
> and were keeping the U10 systems.

When I got my Ultra5, U2's were still expensive.   I was upgrading
from a Sparc 20.  So the U5 was a pretty good upgrade.

It might not be the fastest system in the world, but it has served my
server needs for many years.  I use it as a NIS, NFS, time, MySQL,
and other server type applications.

So far, all the parts are readily available and cheap.

- Derrik

Derrik Walker v2.0, RHCE
lorddoomicus at mac.com

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