[rescue] What Linux can run on Sun Fire V890 (UltraSparc IV+) server

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 08:29:05 CST 2009

On Nov 25, 2009, at 5:31 AM, blue <blue at aquarat.za.net> wrote:

> I've managed to pick up a Sun Fire V890 server, on which I have  
> installed
> Solaris 10. This machine would be really useful to me if it had some  
> sort of
> Linux on it... something I can compile FFMPEG on, or run Blender on.

Are these really that tied to LINUX OS but not tied to x86-64  

Have you considered selling the Sun box and buying an x86 box that's  
better suited to your needs? Hey, I love solid Sun hardware, but if  
your primary req. is to run an app that isn't supported, your options  
seem limited...

Dual dual-core Xeon and Opteron servers are pretty cheap these days,  
like well under $500 nicely equipped.

Your hammer (sun server) may be able to drive a screw (run ffmpeg/ 
blender), but it may not be the best tool for the job...


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