Linked by Tony Bourke on Wed 21st Jan 2004 02:41 UTC
Oracle and SUN A few weeks ago, I stubbed my toe on my old Sun Ultra 5 as it sat there lifeless and unused in my apartment. Once my primary desktop, the envy of my geek friends, and a way to woo the ladies, its glory days have long since passed. As much as I would like to let it live out its days looking sexy and taking up space, I live on the island of Manhattan, where space is a premium. Since I can't charge it rent, I decided I'd better use it or lose it. But what to use it for? What operating system would I run on it? Solaris? What about Linux? FreeBSD? NetBSD? OpenBSD? They all run on the SPARC platform, so I thought why not do a quick review.
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Ultra 60
by Larry on Fri 23rd Jan 2004 00:55 UTC

The Ultra_60 had *two* UPA graphics slots (as opposed to one
in the Ultra_10 and zero in the Ultra_5).
I think the Ultra_80 may have had more than two (or was it up to 4 CPUs and 2 UPA slots?)

And, somewhat similar to the Ultra_5 versus Ultra_10 difference: the Ultra_1E had wide SCSI, hme (fast Ethernet) and the Creator3D graphics
i.e. UPA graphics board, versus the Ultra_1 which had only narrow SCSI, le (10 Mbps Ethernet) and the lower graphics
(but you could add a single SBus card to the Ultra_1 which
would give it wide SCSI and hme i.e. fast Ethernet;) Larry.