Jignesh K. Shah wrote:
> On 05/27/09 22:00, Josh Berkus wrote:
>>> I have a Sun blade 1000 that's just collecting dust now days. I was
>>> wondering if there were any pg-hackers that could find use for it.
>>> Its dual UltraSPARC III 750 (I think) and has two 36? gig fiber channel
>>> scsi disks.
>>> It weighs a ton.
>>> I'd be happy to donate it to a good cause.
>> Feh, as much as we need more servers, we're really limited in our
>> ability to accept stuff which is large & high power consumption.
>> Now, if we had a DSL line we could hook it to, I could see using it
>> for the buildfarm; it would be interesting old HW / old Solaris for us.
> Actually I think you can use cutting edge OpenSolaris 2009.06 release
> (which will happen in less than a week) for SPARC on that hardware. I
> haven't tried it out on Sun Blade 1000/2000 yet but in theory you can.
> Refer to the following thread
> Though you will need an Automated Installer setup to install OpenSolaris
> on SPARC
Well that could be fun to play with. I have snv_99 on there now, so I'm
not too outdated. The two drives are in a zfs mirror and as long as you
use both processors its a pretty snappy box. (gmake vs gmake -j 4 is
But still.. I'm buying a new computer and need to clear out some of the
old one's first. (I took a count, and I have about 11 computers,
counting anything I can ssh to or run apache on as a computer (so my
gf's iTouch counts as a computer))
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