Doc Shipley doc at mdrconsult.com
Tue Sep 4 00:41:14 CDT 2007

Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> On Monday 03 September 2007 23:18, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>> Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>>> POWER has AIX and i5/OS / OS/400.  by themselves, much more
>>> interesting to me than anything that runs on MacOSX.  Of course,
>>> I'm "one of those people" who runs Linux on their work-provided
>>> PowerMac G5.  I just can't seem to get my boss to want to pay $10k
>>> for a proper POWER5 workstation from IBM. ;)
>> The POWER5+ workstation on my desk at work costs (retail) a touch
>> more than half that.  It's fast, too.
> The Intellistation POWER 285?
> IBM Web Price for the lowest end model is $8,099:
> http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/intellistation/power/hardware/285/browse.html
> If you want a decent dual-core model, list price is $14.074.

   Yebbut, if you don't need the CATIA-grade graphics, a p5-52x with 
very nearly the same specs as the IntelliStation can be had for under $5K.


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