[rescue] SunBlade 2000 vs SunBlade 2500 vs Ultra 45

Sanford Barton xc68000 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 12:28:42 CDT 2009

I know its a controversial issue but I really think were seeing the
last days of sparc processors.  Even Itanium2 is struggling against
the latest core2/xeon designs and HP/HP-UX is fading just as quickly
as Sun is.  At least Sun has an x86 option.

Probably these machines will eventually be looked at as being close to
a pinnacle of the Sun/Sparc workstation legacy.  For enthusiasts,
grabbing one now wouldn't be a bad thing.

I'm quite certain the one I bought will join my collection of
"basement friends" that I will pull out from time to time and have fun
reminiscing with.


On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 10:27 AM, Lionel Peterson<lionel4287 at gmail.com> wrote:
> That wouldn't suprise me - interest in older SPARC hardware is
> dropping fast, and these boxes are not, in any real way, power-misers,
> either in absolute terms or as a function of the amount of work they
> can perform for the power they consume.
> That said, I like my SB2000, but I don't use it enough - I feel bad
> about that, but I'm too distracted to make the effort...
> On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Sanford Barton<xc68000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There were a ton of SB2000 on ebay this last week.  I picked one up
>> for 50 plus 35 shipping which I thought was a really good deal.  It
>> has 2 x 900, 2gb ram and a 36gb disk plus the XVR-1200 graphics. No
>> optical no kb/mouse.  I don't know if they've been re-listed, but it
>> looked like I was the only one bidding on any of them.
> --
> Lionel Peterson
> lionel4287 at gmail.com
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