[oi-dev] OI on SPARC???
skiselkov.ml at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 14:26:13 UTC 2012
On 06/19/2012 04:07 PM, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Sa?o Kiselkov <skiselkov.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I love SPARC and I've got a bunch of unused SPARC kit lying around too,
>> but unfortunately, for real-world performance, support, choice, ease of
>> development and pure economic sense, SPARC is a dead platform. Intel ate
>> SPARC's lunch, big time. With vendors like SuperMicro producing cheap,
>> fast and well supported hardware on which we can run Illumos, going to a
>> proprietary, expensive and single vendor-sourced solution (no matter how
>> sexy) simply isn't an option for most deployments. A shame, really,
>> considering the rich history of SPARC as a platform...
> In a few weeks, the new SVr4 Pkg based Schillix will be ready and then building
> a Sparc based system should be feasable.
> We need help from someone who has a sparc and who knows how to create a
> bootable system for recent OpenSolaris.
I've got a few Netra 240s and some soon-to-be-retired T2000s lying
around, but I don't have much expertise on how to build that bootable
system. Maybe I can arrange for some of the machines to be sent to the
appropriate people here in Europe (can't pay for shipping though).
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