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

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Fri Mar 7 07:13:32 CST 2014

On 07/03/14 5:48 AM, Michael-John Turner 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.

That is correct, the 1RU rack mounts are among the loudest systems 
possible. I have two X2100's here and you certainly don't want to be in 
the same room.

The Niagara systems sure would be nice though...


> 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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