Re: Whence the Opterons?

From: Gavin M. Roy
Subject: Re: Whence the Opterons?
Date: ,
Msg-id: 427BF361.7050100@ehpg.net
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In response to: Re: Whence the Opterons?  (Steve Poe)
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Whence the Opterons?  (Mischa Sandberg, )
 Re: Whence the Opterons?  (Ian Meyer, )
 Re: Whence the Opterons?  (Steve Poe, )
  Re: Whence the Opterons?  ("Gavin M. Roy", )
 Re: Whence the Opterons?  (Andrew Sullivan, )
  Re: Whence the Opterons?  (Josh Berkus, )
   Re: Whence the Opterons?  (Andrew Sullivan, )
 Re: Whence the Opterons?  (Sam Vilain, )
  Re: Whence the Opterons?  (Mischa Sandberg, )
 Re: Whence the Opterons?  (Geoffrey, )
  Re: Whence the Opterons?  (John A Meinel, )
   Re: Whence the Opterons?  (Geoffrey, )
 Re: Whence the Opterons?  ("Anjan Dave", )
  Re: Whence the Opterons?  (John A Meinel, )
 Re: Whence the Opterons?  ("Anjan Dave", )
  Re: Whence the Opterons?  (John A Meinel, )
   Re: Whence the Opterons?  (Jeff Frost, )
  Re: Whence the Opterons?  (William Yu, )
 Re: Whence the Opterons?  ("Anjan Dave", )
  Re: Whence the Opterons?  (Andrew Rawnsley, )
 Re: Whence the Opterons?  ("Magnus Hagander", )
 Re: Whence the Opterons?  (Richard Rowell, )
 Re: Whence the Opterons?  ("Mohan, Ross", )

Please wait a week before buying Sun v20z's or v40z's from off of Ebay
(j/k). (As I'm in the process of picking up a few)  From everything I
hear the v20z/v40z's are a great way to go and I'll know more in 15 days
or so.

Regards,

Gavin


Steve Poe wrote:

>> IBM, Sun and HP have their fairly pricey Opteron systems.
>> The IT people are not swell about unsupported purchases off ebay.
>
>
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> Mischa,
>
> I certainly understand your concern, but the  price and support
> sometimes go hand-in-hand. You may have to pick your batttles if your
> want more bang for the buck or more support. I might be wrong on this,
> but not everything you buy on E-Bay is unsupported.
>
> We purchase a dual Operton from Sun off their E-Bay store  for about
> $3K less than the "buy it now" price.
>
> From an IT perspective, support is not as critical if I can do it
> myself. If it is for business 24/7 operations, then the company should
> be able to put some money behind what they want to put their business
> on. Your mileage may vary.
>
> Steve
>
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