[rescue] I need to "up my game" a bit

Nick B nick at pelagiris.org
Sun Nov 23 15:20:41 CST 2014

It looks like you can get a pretty amazing system for a few hundred bucks -
It's not going to be quiet though, that may be your killer.  You can pay
more for a Sun Blade 1500 or 2500, which will be slower, probably have less
memory, but it will be quieter.

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 4:08 PM, Carl R. Friend <crfriend at rcn.com> wrote:

>    Good afternoon,
>    One of the things I do in my copious spare time (yeah, right!) is
> do porting, compatiblility, and packaging work for the Icinga Project,
> and it looks like the kit I have here (a farm of Netra T-1 105s) is
> getting a bit long in the tooth for the task at hand.
>    I converted a lot of stuff to ZFS last year, and because of the
> memory demands thereof lost the ability to run zones.  This wan't a
> killer, but it nonetheless hurt as I find zones entirely useful
> things.
>    The memory requirements of what's coming out of the Icinga
> project today, at least as it concerns the Web and Icinga 2 bits
> overwhelm my 1 GB systems rather handily and have them page-thrashing
> in no time flat.
>    So, the upshot is that I need, as the subject line stated, to "up
> my game" in the hardware arena.
>    The most modern bit of Sun kit I have first-hand experience with
> is the SunFire V2xx series of machines.  I know that there are newer
> bits available, but am not aware of what they may be, nor what the
> restrictions on use thereof are.  I'd love a fully tricked-out V240,
> but the noise there from would likely drive me bats (15,000 RPM fans
> are almost painful to me).
>    So, here's the question: "What's available for a reasonable price,
> reasonable power-consumption, reasonable noise-level, and reasonable
> restrictions on use that has a SPARC heart (Intel can go pound sand)
> and can handle a "modern" load?
>    Cheers!
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