[rescue] A fast *and* quiet SPARC system?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 06:47:24 CST 2014

It's been so long I can't even remember the last time I had it on, but I
suspect a Blade 1000/2000 might suit your needs.

I have a blade 1000 and don't recall it being too loud, but my threshold for
noise has changed in the last few years.

I also have two quad CPU systems (essentially an E450 in a desktop case), but
I have no recollection on the noise they emit - they have been idle for

I plan on holding on to my nicely outfitted V240 - it is a bit noisy, but with
two decent CPUs (1.5 GHz?) and 8 Gigs of RAM it still has some life left in it


> On Mar 7, 2014, at 5:48 AM, Michael-John Turner <mj at mjturner.net> wrote:
> Hi
> I'm in the process of rationalising my vintage Sun collection and finding
> new homes for the systems I no longer use (older Ultra 60s, etc).
> That said, I'm keen on acquiring a more modern SPARC system for home use.
> Ideally, I'd like something that's reasonably fast (certainly faster than a
> dual 450 U60) and not too noisy. I see that T1000/T2000 systems are dirt
> cheap these days and would certainly be fast enough for my needs, but I
> think they fail the "quiet test" quite miserably.
> Is there such a thing as a fast *and* quiet SPARC system? OS support isn't
> an issue as I'd be happy running *BSD on it (and OpenBSD supports pretty
> much everything SPARC these days).
> Cheers, MJ
> --
> Michael-John Turner b" mj at mjturner.net b" http://mjturner.net/
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