[rescue] [geeks] Last Call - Ultra 5/10 parts

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Mon Mar 10 21:55:39 CDT 2014

On Mon, 10 Mar 2014, Andrew Jones wrote:

> 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.

The slightly-thicker-than-pizzabox helped that a bit...with cooling fans 
that I can't ever feel moving air. ;)

> Steel chassis built to survive the apocalypse, system cooling that would fail 
> if the HDD ran too hot.

Does that mean hot HDDs are worse than the apocalypse?

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