[rescue] Hardware Recommendations for upgrading sunhelp.org?

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us
Mon Oct 1 16:47:03 CDT 2018

Another benefit, pushing the SPARC T4 option.  Case is included, and is not cheap.

You also get redundant/dual power supplies.

I've upgraded my personal/desktop x86 (read ATX) to some nice/pricey $$$ stuff that, short of a lightning strike, expect to outlive
me, but still, no redundant power supplies.

Plus, lots of virtualization options including hyperviser/LDOM's, half-a-dozen standard type zones, +branded zones (lunix, BSD).




Intel Xeon E3-1200v1 or v2 CPU with an X9 series Supermicro motherboard
is a great combination when you've got DDR3 RAM.  My "go to" X9 boards
for E3 CPU's max out at 32 GB.

Case is a Fractal Design R5 so anything needs to fit into that.


These are great cases, especially for the price.  There are X9 board
options with micro-ATX form factor that can be had for very cheap.

You'd have 4c/8t (as well as the aforementioned 32 GB RAM).  In another
message you mentioned using this server as a virt host as well.  I'm
still learning the intricate relationships between cores and memory.
(If anybody has particularly useful resources on the latter point,
please let me know.)

Finally, I can't help but ask.  Why are you not looking at a Sun stack
as your preferred option?

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