[OpenIndiana-discuss] I figured this deserved a separate thread

Nathan Evans ndickinson.evans at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 11:57:51 UTC 2010

> Case in point - SF15K I'm working on which was bought with UltraSPARC
> III CPUs, had some faster ones put in, then some UltraSPARC IVs, then
> some faster ones of those, and then some UltraSPARC T2s. All without
> downtime, ending up with domains which have different speeds
> UltraSPARC IVs in them. This is a box which was bought in 2003 (for
> several million) and is still live, in production, serving mission
> critical apps.
> And, of course, because you control the hardware, and you have a known
> set of devices to support, you can not only insanely tune your OS for
> that hardware, you can also continue to support that hardware for as
> long as it makes sense. The moment you go to generic hardware you lose
> that, and that drives your TCO up, and it means you're less likely to
> keep the kit in a  critical, live environment for as long.
> I'm still plugging Photons into Solaris 10 boxes to get free VxVM
> licenses. This stuff is designed to last forever :-)

Not to Mention cheap if you buy off lease or EOL systems.
I bought a SunFire v210 1u for my house for $500cdn on ebay, runs like a
Only 2 gigs or ram though l'll need to buy more.

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