Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Nov 2008 00:38 UTC, submitted by Eric
Oracle and SUN It's a sad day for all those countless admirers (seriously now, apart from myself...?) of Sun's Ultra 20 and Ultra 40 workstations. The Ultra 20 M2 and Ultra 40 M4 workstations have quietly reached their end-of-life, meaning the company currently has no more AMD-based workstations on offer. The magnificent case design of these machines, which made its debut in the form of the Sun Ultra 20, appears to be slowely but surely on its way out, since the UltraSPARC-based Ultra 25/45 have also been retired. This leaves the Ultra 24 (x64 Core 2 Duo/Quad) as the sole bearer of this case design. I would be very sad to see the angular and clean design go, seeing I placed it at number 7 on my list of most beautiful computers.
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Core i7
by kev009 on Wed 26th Nov 2008 01:44 UTC
kev009
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2006-11-30

AMD has been hurting for a while in everything but the 4+ socket market. Core i7 is pretty much a knockout punch here (and an imitation of the Opteron somewhat comically).

I'm using an aging IBM IntelliStation A Pro (Opteron 248 x2) at home and am in the market for a new workstation. I hope Sun updates their offerings soon for those of us that still appreciate a good stable WORKSTATION that has been ENGINEERED and not simply assembled like 99% of PCs these days.

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RE: Core i7
by Macrat on Wed 26th Nov 2008 19:11 in reply to "Core i7"
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2006-03-27

I hope Sun updates their offerings soon for those of us that still appreciate a good stable WORKSTATION that has been ENGINEERED and not simply assembled like 99% of PCs these days.


Sounds like you want a Mac Pro.

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RE[2]: Core i7
by segedunum on Wed 26th Nov 2008 19:54 in reply to "RE: Core i7"
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2005-07-06

Mac Pros are assembled PCs masquerading as something that is engineered in order to keep the margins high.

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RE: Core i7
by gilboa on Thu 27th Nov 2008 15:54 in reply to "Core i7"
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2005-07-06

We're using HP workstation xw9300, xw9400 (AMD) and xw8400 (Intel) at work, and we're -very- happy with them.

On a side note, I've built two workstation for my personal use: 2 x Opteron 275 (older one) and a new(er) 2 x Xeon E5335 - both using Tyan motherboards, and thus far, these machine work 24x7 without a problem. (knock wood.)
The up side of building the workstation yourself is price: For the price of an HP workstation I can literaly build two no-name workstations.

- Gilboa

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