[rescue] UnOracle patches for Solaris
ethan at 757tech.net
Wed May 19 15:26:21 CDT 2010
> So the question is, coming out of the late-90s, why didn't SGI crush
> Sun in the high-end server niche?
SGI had no Oracle love?
No one gets fired for buying Sun?
> I think it was largely the popularity of Solaris versus IRIX.
> And some of that can be traced to Sun being hobbyist-friendly.
Not sure about that. Sun got hobbyist friendly after they had faded some.
In the early days neither were hobbyist friendly, but Sun did start to
give away the OS / sell it for cheap. The rumor I heard was there was a
bunch of licensed stuff in IRIX (bru, other stuff) that made it hard for
them to really sell it cheap.
> > (What was the price of an E10K versus a
comperable Origin-2000?) >
Where I worked our Origin 3800 was about $2,900,000 I think.
But I don't remember how much of a system that was. It was finally 96 proc
64GB of RAM with 7.2TB of disk (on 80 or 100 disks with a FC RAID unit).
But I'm not sure if that price was for all of that.
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