[rescue] HPPA hardware question (forwarded from another list)
ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Thu Jun 7 02:06:39 CDT 2007
On May 29, 2007, at 7:07 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> 1. It can run HPUX and it can also run Linux.
> 2. It will completely spank a fully-equipped E4500 for CPU or
> memory-bound tasks, and probably for IO tasks as well. Easily double
> the memory bandwidth of E4500.
> 3. You have to be willing to put up with HP's design choices, which
> include odd booting, heavy steel in the chassis (a pain to move
> around), heavy duty power supplies.
> There will be not too many PCI cards that will work with this system,
> I think, except perhaps under Linux (though I am not too sure how
> cross-platform Linux's device drivers are).
The L and N class boxes are also fairly high-end. That machine is
the little brother of the N4000 I think. The N directly became the
rp74xx series. There may be some really nice CPU upgrades you can
get for those. They're far from junk even if they are older.
Anything with a PA-8200 or later isn't junk in my book.
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