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Re: sun blade 1000 donation

From: Andy Colson <andy(at)squeakycode(dot)net>
To: "Jignesh K(dot) Shah" <J(dot)K(dot)Shah(at)Sun(dot)COM>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: sun blade 1000 donation
Date: 2009-05-28 16:32:04
Message-ID: 4A1EBC84.4040409@squeakycode.net (view raw or flat)
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Jignesh K. Shah wrote:
> 
> 
> On 05/27/09 22:00, Josh Berkus wrote:
>> Andy,
>>
>>> 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
> 
> http://mail.opensolaris.org/pipermail/indiana-discuss/2009-February/014134.html 
> 
> 
> Though you will need an Automated Installer setup to install OpenSolaris 
> on SPARC
> http://dlc.sun.com/osol/docs/content/dev/AIinstall/index.html
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Jignesh
> 
> 

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not too outdated.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 
noticeably faster)

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))

-Andy

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