[rescue] Help needed with Sun V65x

William Enestvedt William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu
Tue Feb 18 15:09:24 CST 2014

Actually, this sounds a lot like the V100. It was an UltraSPARC IIIi with two
IDE hard drives, a few network ports, and an optical drive. I think it had
four DIMMs slots. At one point I believe I had eleven of them in my racks.
*shrug* Not real fast, mind you, with that little cache, but they kept
chugging along, and around a thousand bucks they were affordable.

- Will
Will Enestvedt

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From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org] On Behalf
Of Patrick Giagnocavo
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 4:02 PM
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Subject: Re: [rescue] Help needed with Sun V65x

It seems rather obvious in retrospect, that the low-end doesn't really
cannibalize the high end.

If Sun was really all about "the cloud" or "grid computing" then obviously
selling a bunch of 1Ghz US IIIi in a motherboard with 4 DIMM slots (max 8 or
16GB), 2 gigabit interfaces, onboard SCSI or SATA and 1 or 2 PCI slots isn't
going to stop a buyer who wants a big technical workstation or needs a huge
bunch of IO.  And they could have been profitable selling them for $995
(assuming the Netra X1 was profitable at that price point).

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