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Sun US3 Hardware Needed

Contributed by mbalmer on from the let-the-sun-shine-in dept.

Jason Wright, jason@, points us to a donation request made by Theo:

In this mail, Theo requested the donation of UltraSPARC3 hardware. We're looking for a couple of machines: one in the Washington DC area (jason@), and another in the Netherlands (kettenis@).

If you can help, please let us know!

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  1. By Marc Balmer (213.189.137.178) on

    Indeed, it was a great moment when we first got "login: " on the US3 during c2k6... Help to keep the good work up.

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    1. By Venture37 (217.22.94.66) venture37 # hotmail dot com on www.geeklan.co.uk

      I posted Theo's email to the sun rescue list yesterday & Bill Bradford pointed me in the direction of anysystem.com as they usually donate kit to good causes. I've dropped them a line but haven't heard anything back yet.


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      1. By Anonymous Coward (65.94.99.88) on

        > I posted Theo's email to the sun rescue list yesterday & Bill Bradford pointed me in the direction of anysystem.com as they usually donate kit to good causes. I've dropped them a line but haven't heard anything back yet.

        http://www.anysystem.com/sunbl20902gb.html

        At a couple grand I don't think it too out there to think we could get a dozen or so people to pool together and afford to buy this sucker.

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        1. By Anonymous Coward (70.179.123.124) on

          Or, for the same price, we could pool our money and get two Blade 1000s:

          http://www.anysystem.com/sunblade-1000-sale.html

          Not sure which would be better; just throwing this out there.

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          1. By Tony S (64.236.216.23) on

            Have a look at ebay.co.uk, I got my Blade 2000 with 900MHz,2GB,2x73GB for less than 400, shipping included. There are Blade 1000/2000 for around 200-300 to be found there.

            I've only had it for a few hours, but just the looks of the box makes my 3GHz HP pc look weak =)

            /Tony

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            1. By Anonymous Coward (65.94.99.88) on

              > Have a look at ebay.co.uk, I got my Blade 2000 with 900MHz,2GB,2x73GB for less than 400, shipping included. There are Blade 1000/2000 for around 200-300 to be found there.
              >
              > I've only had it for a few hours, but just the looks of the box makes my 3GHz HP pc look weak =)
              >
              > /Tony
              >


              http://cgi.ebay.ca/Sun-BLADE-1000-750MHz-Workstation-1GB-36GB_W0QQitemZ9738368590QQcategoryZ20328QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

              http://cgi.ebay.ca/Sun-Blade-2000-Econo-Model-Here-you-go-hobbyists_W0QQitemZ9738870441QQcategoryZ11224QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

              Not so bad on the prices and noone has bid on either, perhaps if the auctions fail somoene could pick them up for Jason a little cheaper, still under the original 2000 dollar budget.

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              1. By Anonymous Coward (128.171.90.200) on

                If people are going to bid on eBay, a little coordination might work well, so we all don't end up bidding for the same item.

  2. By ciph3r (80.35.161.193) on

    If someone can afford to bid for one of this machines and send it to the developers (at least to kettenis@ that lives in Europe) it could be fine ... Regards.

  3. By Bret Lambert (216.175.250.42) bret dot lambert at gmail dot com on

    You know what, I'm going to put my money where my mouth is:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Sun-BLADE-1000-750MHz-Workstation-1GB-36GB_W0QQitemZ9738368590QQcategoryZ20328QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    I'm willing to dedicate up to $100 (starving student, sorry) towards this beast; I live in DC, so getting it to jason@ isn't a problem. If I get promises via email for the rest of the buy it now price+shipping, I'll gladly pony up.

    Who's with me?

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    1. By Nate (65.94.99.88) on

      > You know what, I'm going to put my money where my mouth is:
      >
      > http://cgi.ebay.com/Sun-BLADE-1000-750MHz-Workstation-1GB-36GB_W0QQitemZ9738368590QQcategoryZ20328QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
      >
      > I'm willing to dedicate up to $100 (starving student, sorry) towards this beast; I live in DC, so getting it to jason@ isn't a problem. If I get promises via email for the rest of the buy it now price+shipping, I'll gladly pony up.
      >
      > Who's with me?

      Well, I could do 50 for it, after currency conversion. One thing I think though is that you could probably squeeze the money more if you let the auction fail and contact them directly after it, thus they need not pay ebay and still get the sale.

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      1. By Anonymous Coward (216.175.250.42) on

        > Well, I could do 50 for it, after currency conversion. One thing I think though is that you could probably squeeze the money more if you let the auction fail and contact them directly after it, thus they need not pay ebay and still get the sale.

        Although I admire your frugality, I just want to make sure that the machine gets to the project.

    2. By marco, but not marco@ (149.169.52.105) on

      > You know what, I'm going to put my money where my mouth is:
      >
      > http://cgi.ebay.com/Sun-BLADE-1000-750MHz-Workstation-1GB-36GB_W0QQitemZ9738368590QQcategoryZ20328QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
      >
      > I'm willing to dedicate up to $100 (starving student, sorry) towards this beast; I live in DC, so getting it to jason@ isn't a problem. If I get promises via email for the rest of the buy it now price+shipping, I'll gladly pony up.
      >
      > Who's with me?

      i already emailed you. i'm in for $100. hopefully the cheapskates who bitched about no US3 support in the past will chip in

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      1. By Anonymous Coward (66.11.66.41) on

        > i already emailed you. i'm in for $100. hopefully the cheapskates who bitched about no US3 support in the past will chip in

        Not to rain on your parade of self righteous indignation, but who bitched about the lack of ultrasparc III support? Everyone was pretty understanding since its Sun's fault and all. And even if someone did bitch about it for some reason, how does that make them a cheapskate?

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        1. By Nate (65.94.99.88) on

          Well duh, they didn't buy out Sun and give the documentation and hardware away.

        2. By marco, but not marco@ (149.169.52.105) on

          > > i already emailed you. i'm in for $100. hopefully the cheapskates who bitched about no US3 support in the past will chip in
          >
          > Not to rain on your parade of self righteous indignation, but who bitched about the lack of ultrasparc III support? Everyone was pretty understanding since its Sun's fault and all. And even if someone did bitch about it for some reason, how does that make them a cheapskate?

          i only posted that i committed in case someone else started up an effort, they would see that one is already underway

          look at the archives for misc@ ... there may not be complaints from cheapskates specifically about us3 support, but there are plenty of complaints on there about things from people who don't show up on donate.html or src-changes ... they want to bitch but not contribute

    3. By Olivier Matthey (67.115.118.49) om_sparc4openbsd-0664 at olden d0t ch on

      > Who's with me?

      Thanks Bret.
      Count me in for up to US$100, check or Paypal.

  4. By Johan M:son (62.119.71.155) tybollt@solace.miun.se on

    Are the changes generic enough to accomodate USIIIi computers (I'm primarily getting at v210,v240).

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    1. By Jason Wright (65.202.219.66) jason@openbsd.org on http://www.thought.net/jason

      > Are the changes generic enough to accomodate USIIIi computers (I'm primarily getting at v210,v240).


      Probably, but I don't have a v210 or v240 to play with. A blade1k is on its way to me, so that will be the primary target.

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