In message , Stuart F ... Dell s discount to Penn State looks to be 25%, at least looking at aMay 2, 2011 1 of 36View SourceIn message <B8A220FC-AC72-42E0-B3C4-F38D73FBE7F1@...>, "Stuart F
. Biggar" writes:
>x86: Sun Fire X4270 M2, 2 6-core 2.93 GHz CPUs, 144 GB RAM, 2 300 GBDell's discount to Penn State looks to be 25%, at least looking at
>15k SAS drives, etc - EDU price of $13,431 (27% discount), $1612
>per year support
a PowerEdge R515.
>intensive tasks. I sure wish some software vendors would support x86You should check if UofA's preferred Linux and virtualization
>in addition to or, better, instead of SPARC.
solution providers will quote you better than Dell for those bits.
While probably technically inferior to Solaris, they're supported
by volume, instead of Ed Zander, Larry Ellison niche marketing
strategies which ISVs will support.
... Just a bit! -- Ian.May 3, 2011 36 of 36View SourceOn 05/ 3/11 07:29 PM, palowoda wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ian Collins<ian@...> wrote:Just a bit!
>> On 05/ 3/11 02:18 PM, John D Groenveld wrote:
>>> Donnelly links to Iain Thomson's January 28 2010 article
>>> on Charles Phillips' discovery of the super genius plans for
>>> the hot-tub time-machine from Ed Zander's wet-dreams:
>>> | "Oracle's decision to bring Sun's 4,000 biggest and most profitable
>>> | customers in-house is likely to complicate its relationships with
>>> | Sun's channel and other partners," said Charles King, founder of
>>> | analyst house Pund-IT.
>> Ah good, so it won't change anything down here in NZ!
> You where probably shaken up quite a bit in the past year to worry about it.