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Re: Anyone got a trailer I can borrow?

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 23:42:20 +0800

Nigel Weeks wrote:
Just wondering if DragonFly will ever support UltraSPARC platforms?

It's a silly question, as I already know it depends entirely on manpower,
but have a look at what showed up on eBay:

26 processors, 26GB ram, 4 scsi cards, 2 gigabit NICs.

It'd be a nice system to test SMP/clustering code, without needing multiple


Nigel Weeks Tech Support and Systems Developer Rural Press Tasmania The Examiner Newspaper Ph. 03 6336 7234 Mob. 0408 133 738 Email. nweeks@examiner.com.au

Yah well... it might also be like the Data Printer CT-1064 1000 LPM monster I once picked up for my Z-80 for a mere US$100.

Helps if you own your own coal mine to power the half-ton beast....


Multiple machines are probably a more realistic test anyway.

Plus - they need not be 24 X 7 X 365 dedicated or even necessarily on the same continent.

Volunteers joining/leaving the test 'pool' on some spare/idle time schedule
CETI style would provide a real test...


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