[OT]? Sun Ultra 60
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Sun Oct 31 12:12:31 CDT 2010
At 12:06 PM -0400 10/31/10, Dave McGuire wrote:
>On 10/31/10 6:35 AM, Alexandre Souza - Listas wrote:
>>Hmmm, is an Ultra 60 offtopic? :o)
> WAY off-topic.
Some of us would debate that. I personally think the Ultra 2 and the
Ultra 60 as two of Sun's greatest machines. They're practical to
own, and take processors that will make them fairly useful. I'm also
pretty fond of Sparc 20's.
My Ultra 60 has dual 450Mhz CPU's, it's far more practical than my
SunBlade 1000 (to much electricity used, and heat generated). My
only problem is I've never gotten a Copper GigE card.
>>Just got one (eee!!!),
>>now what to do with that?
> Just about anything you can think of, except lots of floating point math.
One comment, the older the OS the better, and OpenBSD is an option.
>>I could use a keyboard and mouse from Sun, since I have none :(
> Problem solved; I'll put a set in the box I'm packing up for you.
Cool! In the mean time plug in a serial terminal. The Ultra 60 is
one of the few Suns I've ever used a keyboard and mouse on, though I
typically used a PS/2 keyboard an mouse on mine. I have a Sun
adapter that allows that, and it works with a KVM. I've not gotten
any of my Sun HW set back up since we bought our house.
Sun HW and a couple SGI O2's are the only real exceptions to my rule
about not collecting UNIX HW. I used the Suns a lot as general
purpose workstations and servers at home. Either running Solaris, or
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