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Old 07-06-2005, 03:03 PM   #1
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Solaris 10 x86 Motherboars


I'm looking to build some Solaris 10 x86 systems with the AMD 64 processor. Just wondering what motherboards people have had good luck with. I know the install can be a total pain in the ass and drivers can be hard to come by. Any thoughts would be totally help full. Thanks.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 03:17 PM   #2
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If you want to avoid driver risks, you might consider the new Ultra 20
 
Old 07-06-2005, 03:22 PM   #3
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I got to play around with one for a few days and I have to say that I was very unimpressed. My SunBlade 100s worked better. Not to mention the price, I could build a rocking system for so much less.
 
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Hmm, you must be mistaken, a dual core AMD opteron 64 at 1.8 to 2.8 Ghz is largely outperforming a single 650 Mhz UltraSPARC IIi ...

U20 price starts at $895 ...
 
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I know that on paper the Ultra 20's should totally rock and ok they probably do out perform my SunBlade 100. But the ones I used a few weeks ago in a Sun training center totally sucked. I think you could build the same or better machine for $600. So I was just looking to see if anyone has tryed to build one.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 06:39 PM   #6
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"Totally sucked" looks exagerated, there was perhaps a problem with that machine or its settings ...
By the way, it wasn't a dual core, as U20 with dual cores aren't out yet.

Anyway, my initial answer was about avoiding driver and installation issues, you didn't tell budget was a priority too.
 
  


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