[rescue] FREE Sun Enterprise 3500, Seattle

Dan Sikorski me at dansikorski.com
Mon Jun 13 15:46:31 CDT 2011

On 6/13/2011 4:36 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On 06/13/11 16:14, Dan Sikorski wrote:
>> My loaded 3500 is a fairly useful machine, I'd use it more if it didn't
>> use ~750W (without drives).
> That's pretty much why we passed our E3000 on.  Over a kilowatt for
> (iirc) 6x233MHz was just too much cost for too little utility.

I got excited about using the 3500 24/7 when i measured it's power use 
at about 250W.  That was with 2x167mhz CPUs on a single system board and 
missing a power supply or two.  With a more useful configuration of 
8x336mhz CPUS on 4 system boards, all power supplies present, it jumped 
up to about 750W.  As much as I would like to use that with some FC 
near-line drives for a home server, there's just no way i can justify 
the power and cooling, so it's one that i power up when i want to play, 
and shut it down when I'm done.

     -Dan Sikorski

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