some odds and ends to get rid of
pat at computer-refuge.org
Tue Oct 7 21:27:31 CDT 2008
On Tuesday 07 October 2008, Dave McGuire wrote:
> The 2501 in particular was discontinued in 2003. The last of the
> 2500 series, the 2525, was discontinued early last year, but it was a
> very different (modular) design.
> They 68030-based 2500 series was replaced by the PowerPC-based
> 2600 series.
> But as far as being the workhorse...most definitely yes. They're
> in datacenters everywhere, and will be for a very long time. They're
> capable, reliable, pull little power, generate little heat, and they
> just plain don't break.
That's funny, the "workhorse" of all of the datacenters I've seen lately
are Cisco 6509's and 4948-10GE's, with a few older 3750 and 2950s
laying around for "legacy" stuff. I think you're calling
a "datacenter" what I'd call a "low end wiring closet". :)
Hmm, I guess my environment has helped influence my hardware collecting
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