[rescue] [geeks] Last Call - Ultra 5/10 parts
andrew at jones.ec
Mon Mar 10 21:54:59 CDT 2014
On 03/10/2014 10:47 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> Over-engineered, maybe, but under-cooled. Especially for the disks of
> the day.
That's part and parcel of the over-engineering. Over-engineering is a
word with two definitions: excessive capability for purpose OR excessive
complexity for purpose.
In the SBus systems, particularly the pizzabox workstations, Sun managed
to hit both notes on a regular basis.
Steel chassis built to survive the apocalypse, system cooling that would
fail if the HDD ran too hot.
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