[rescue] HPPA hardware question (forwarded from another list)

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Tue May 29 11:01:00 CDT 2007

Forwarded from an unrelated list:

>From: Andy Ettinger <casque at gmail.com>
> All,
> Someone is offering my company their castoff, this:
> Hostname: ctpkh019
>      OS:                 HP-UX B.11.00
>      Serial number:      USS3002092
>      Model:              9000/800/L2000-44
>      Main Memory:        4096 MB
>      Processors:         4
>      OS mode:            64 bit
> Near as I can figure, that makes it a >seven year old l-class box that
> can only run hpux.  Ebay reveals very little about l-class HP 9000 -
> there's a lot of three with no procs for $200 and fresh mobo's for
> $600.  I suspect we'd be fools to take this gift, especially if we
> grew to rely on it.  No-one here knows HPUX, where do you get parts,
> etc.
> If we want obsolete I think we're better off with a fully-equipped sun
> 4500 for $1000 than this thing for free.   Opinions?

 It's not the years, it's the mileage.
 Phil Stracchino              phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
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