24/48 CPU Fire 6800 / 12 CPU E4500

Kevin Day toasty at dragondata.com
Mon Jan 19 12:35:59 PST 2009

I'm trying to save some cosmetically damaged Sun gear from being sold  
as scrap. The configurations are:

Sun E4500
12x400MHz CPU

Sun Fire 6800
24x750MHZ (or possibly 48, they can't remember)

They're huge, but we have space in our datacenter for them if I can  
match their scrap value.

I'm thinking they could be very interesting for people working in SMP  
or scheduler developers. Non-power-of-2 number of CPUs, large number  
of CPUs, huge memory, etc.

I'd need to match the price they'd get for spare parts / scrap metal  
to take them(and somehow come up with that cash), but I'm happy to  
provide space/power/cooling/bandwidth/remote access if any of the  
sparc developers would actually use this.  Before I go too far down  
the road here, would any kernel hackers want a chance to bang on one  
of these? I could set up remote access.

-- Kevin

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