[rescue] SunPCi software WAS::::Re: More basement cleaning

Dr Robert Pasken rpasken at eas.slu.edu
Wed May 27 21:26:29 CDT 2015

I also saw the Octane's at Dayton. The seller wanted way too much for the 
condition they were in (not so good)


On Wed, 27 May 2015, Dave McGuire wrote:

> On 05/27/2015 08:17 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>>> Seems that memoryxsun has them for $16.98.
>>>  Yeah I was thinking something around $25 shipped.
>>>> I have thought about buying an Ultra 10, but don't have one yet.
>>>  I wouldn't.  They are garbage.  It's cheap PC crap with a hamstrung
>>> UltraSPARC on the motherboard.  I suggest an Ultra30 or Ultra60
>>> instead...that's standard Sun quality.
>> Agreed, but if you want to run wit IDE drives, the Ultra 5/10 is a decent way
>> to go... ;^) But, having said that, I wouldn't part with actual folding money
>> for either these days.
>> The ultra 30/60 are much, much better machines in every way imaginable (except
>> weight).
>  I beg to differ: They are far superior in weight.  They're heavier,
> like there's actually something IN there. B-)
>> Side note - I was at Dayton this year, there was a flea market vendor trying
>> to sell SGI Octane 2 systems for $250, he had them running off a generator
>> with a tank battle program running - slowly.
>  Something was misconfigured.  Octane2s are generally screaming fast
> machines, in terms of interactive performance, even by today's standards.
>               -Dave
> -- 
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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