[rescue] FS: Quad-Proc Opteron workstation (new sunhelp.org server drive!)

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Tue Nov 9 00:06:43 CST 2010

On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 05:06:43PM -0500, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> 1) Did you ever find a buyer? It sounds like you got some gifts that offset
> (to some extent) the need to sell this box right now...

I've got some people interested, but nothing concrete yet.  I'm out of the
need to immediately sell it.

> 2) Do you have an actual weight for the system? The shipping estimate of $150
> seems extremely high - FedEx Ground will pick-up the box at your end and
> deliver it to my zip code for $61 if it is 75 pounds, $80 if it weighs 100
> pounds...

FedEx Ground will ALWAYS be cheaper than UPS. 8-)  I can get an actual
weight in a day or two.

> You have an 8 core, 8 Gig RAM system that runs on less than 450 Watts? That
> seems pretty good from where I'm sitting - is it the noise that pushes this
> system out of the running?

4 core (two CPU), 8 gig RAM.  It's the noise and power draw compared to a
"modern" quad-core box that doom it.

> I have no need for the system myself, but assuming you have the packaging from
> when you bought the case, shipping it should be quite affordable...

Unfortunately I don't have that box either.

> That would bs a nice system to run a bunch of small VMs on, but I already have
> a couple such systems.

I run a lot of VMs under VirtualBox on its "sister" system, which has 16G
of RAM and Opteron 280s and is my main Ubuntu desktop when I'm not on the


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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