[CentOS] Sparc?

Timo Schoeler timo.schoeler at riscworks.net
Wed Dec 30 04:54:56 UTC 2009

On 12/30/2009 04:43 AM, Peter A wrote:
>> OH, and I just remembered.  the Ultra 10 uses the same memory board, but
>> has a little more room in the chassis, and supports 4 x 256MB tall dimms
>> of the right type, for 1GB.    you can get away with this in hte U5 by
>> hacking a bit on the inside.    catch is, the low profile 256MB modules
>> that fit the U5 are kinda expensive,
>> http://www.memoryxsun.com/mx7039al.html (2 of these kits).
>> oh, same vendor cheaper on ebay:
>> http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-512MB-2x256MB-Sun-Ultra-5-10-low-profile-X7039A-L_W
>> 0QQitemZ110420793813QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCOMP_EN_Networking_Components?hash=i
>> tem19b59799d5#ht_500wt_956
>> these tall ones will require a bit of kit bashing to fit,
>> http://cgi.ebay.com/Sun-Ultra-10-Memory-1GB-4x256MB-50NS-X7039A_W0QQitemZ40
>> 0089670137QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCOMP_EN_Workstations?hash=item5d2733e1f9#ht_50
>> 0wt_956
> True - but if you spend that kind of money, you can often pick up a SB1000 for 
> the same money. Single 750Mhz cpu will still be significantly faster than the < 
> 400Mhz processor in a Ultra 5 and they all come with at least 1GB and FC 
> disks. 


These days Blade 1000 (even dual CPU configs) never reach the 100US$
mark. Even a Blade 2000 (some special edition) didn't, what made me
upset when I missed to bid for it... ;(

However, you have to keep in mind that, especially compared to his
notebook, such machines consume a lot of energy and produce a lot of
noise and heat -- more or less. The sgi Octane I have is definitely a
sucker wrt, while an IBM IntelliPower (one of the later, Power4+ or
Power5 ones) isn't -- they're quite silent.

> Peter.


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