[rescue] Happy new year all

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 11:52:06 CST 2009

Sorry, cruddy mail client...


On Jan 2, 2009, at 11:07 AM, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net>  

>   Right back at you!

>   Yesterday was my birthday, and my New Year's Resolution is to thin  
> the
>   herd of idle machines in my home, and going forward to try and  
> resist
>   the siren call of machines based on price or my long-ago longing  
> for a
>   particular machine (for example, I once wanted A Sun Ultra 2, now I
>   have over a dozen that I literally can't give them away -  
> literally).
>   When you can get capable quad-core desktops for about $400, and
>   quad-core servers for under $600, you start to realize why older,  
> 2-3U
>   dual processor systems are so cheap... OK, everyone else knew, and I
>   guess I did too, but I always overcame it for some reason.
>   BTW, my latest "find" (though I haven't acted on it (yet) is a $377
>   (shipped, ConUS) P4 2U server with 12 hot-swap SATA trays on eBay  
> - it
>   has 4 Gigs of RAM, a 3.0 GHz P4 CPU, no HDs, and a couple PCI-X
>   expansion slots - no RAID/JBOD controller for all 12 drive bays, but
>   with a PCI-X slot or two available, you have a few options  
> available.
>   eBay item number: 400020139034
>   They claim to have 90 of them available...
>   Lionel
>   Jan 1, 2009 12:09:14 PM, rescue at sunhelp.org wrote:
>   Just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year.
>   regards
>   steve
>   ft worth tx
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