Subject: Re: Sun Ultra 5 UltraSPARC systems for $1,995
To: Brad Spencer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rick Kelly <email@example.com>
Date: 10/06/1999 19:31:51
Brad Spencer said:
> I will make the (possibly erroneous) assumption that you have never
> run on an Ultra5 before.
> Peripheral bus is PCI.
> All the periphery is IDE (reading ain't bad, writes are slow as hell).
> You could put SCSI there but unless it's got an OBP on it, you
> won't be able to boot from it. Sun PCI SCSI ain't cheap.
>I'll vouch for the above. Very painful sometimes accessing the IDE
I've set up a bunch of these over the last few months. They all have
333 mhz processor, 128MB, and a 9 gig hard disk. They are being used
either as development machines or as testbeds to regression test a
client server application. These machines are running Oracle and
Tuxedo or an inhouse Tuxedo-like application along with inhouse
The 9gig drives are slow and I am experimenting with NCR based
PCI SCSI cards to move Oracle and the database off to a faster
They seem like a nice little server box to me and also work well as
a workstation. The fact that you can throw a PC monitor on them
and that they are now $1995 has me considering the purchase of one
for personal use.
Rick Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org www.rmkhome.com