[rescue] good sources for USIII + systems
ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 10:19:42 CST 2008
Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>> I think that probably has something to do with economies of scale.
>> Anyway, I just picked up a F6800 for $8000 with 48GB RAM and 24
>> processors, and I consider that to be a pretty good deal.
> I hope that wasn't for home. If it was, put the machine on a UPS, and
> don't ever turn it off.
No, not for home. I wish! It's kept in a datacenter with UPS,
generator backup and private cooling.
> We've got 5 F6800s at work (fully loaded USIII's), and each time there's
> a power outage, and sometime when we shut them down, at least one
> processor gets marked 'bad' coming up. That means that you need
> someone from Sun with their encryption key to give you a processor
> unlock code, which is time and date (and IIRC processor serial #)
> specific. You can probably trick the date/time part of it, but still,
> we've had way more issues with them than, say, our p690 regattas.
I'd absolutely *love* to have a p690, but they're at least an order of
magnitude more money, AFAICT.
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