[rescue] good sources for USIII + systems
mh1272 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 11:51:24 CST 2008
On Jan 22, 2008 12:03 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo <patrick at zill.net> wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2008, at 11:44 AM, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> > Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> >> I don't know if it is because Sun had a sales slump, or for some
> >> other reason, but inexpensive USIII-based systems and those based on
> >> the T1 chip are still hard to find on eBay at least.
> >> Anyone have any good sources for such systems? Minimum RAM
> >> capability needs to be 16GB RAM because I do a lot of zones etc.
> >> Right now it seems dual-Opterons with lots of RAM are at least half
> >> the cost.
> > Depends on what you mean by inexpensive.
> Well, allowing for some of the nicer features that Sun gear has (true
> LOM etc.), and comparing e.g. typical IO and memory bandwidth, the
> USIII stuff is overpriced compared to the similar performance you can
> get from Opterons running e.g. 64 bit Solaris.
> cheapest Sun 16GB system is a 14U V880 with 16GB RAM, 8x900Mhz CPUs,
> 4x36GB disk $2850
> similar in CPU power (probably a lot faster actually), quad-Opteron
> (though not a V40z as claimed in ad) $1600 in a 3U or 4U chassis
> Almost double, for a much larger and less compact system.
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decent prices for a business-buyer with a one year, "bumper-to-bumper"
nice floating, rubber ducky included with each server purchase!
(i don't work for them but have purchased 4 or 5 servers from them--duckies
are at home so i can't count them from work.)
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