[rescue] good sources for USIII + systems

Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Sat Jan 26 22:42:06 CST 2008

On Jan 22, 2008, at 1:44 PM, Patrick Finnegan wrote:

> On Tuesday 22 January 2008, Sridhar Ayengar 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.
> 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.

When did that insanity start happening?

Is there a purpose behind such an incredibly dangerous "feature"?

"Where some they sell their dreams for small desires."

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