SUMMARY: blade 100 questions

From: Peter Ondruska <>
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 11:32:12 EST
Thanks to all who responded.

Pentium III at 800+ MHz is faster than SPARC which comes with Sun Blade 100. 
As I already have PIII with fast SCSI disk I will not change to Blade 100 as 
it will not give better performance.

Some expressed that Blade 100 is not a server and thus 1 year warranty 
should be OK. My main concern was that almost any PC comes with 3 year 
warranty here (I know, most PC-like products are dead anyway at that age). 
With Sun you have to pay "metal" support if 1 year is not enough.

Yes, there are people using Kingston (or other) memory modules with Blade 

My comments:
Blade 100 is too expensive (for me, for my own use). In Europe, Czech 
Republic, it costs about 30% more than in the U.S. For such price you can 
have a very well equipped PC (if you pay attention what to buy in order to 
use it with Intel Solaris): PIII, 512MB RAM, SCSI card+disk. Certainly Sun's 
own platform has other advantages over Intel, price not being one of them.


----Original Message Follows----
From: "Peter Ondruska" <>
Subject: blade 100 questions
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 17:19:38 +0100


Those of you who used both SPARC and Intel Solaris, is there any significant
difference running Pentium III 800 MHz machine and UltraSPARC-IIe 500 MHz? I
know these are different architectures but I am interested in overall
performance. I have Intel and before I buy Sun Blade 100 I want to make sure
it is not worse.

Is the base 1 year warranty enough?

Anybody using these kind of memory modules with Sun Blade 100?:

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