[OSGeo-Discuss] [off-topic] workstation for GIS. Suggestions?

Shawn Wallbridge shawn at synack-hosting.com
Mon Feb 19 08:39:42 PST 2007

On 18-Feb-07, at 3:47 PM, Eduardo Patto Kanegae wrote:

> Hi,
> I´m looking for a nice computer to work with GIS/RS applications and
> have been looking some workstations products from HP, Sun and Dell.
> Do you have any suggestions or comments for hints?
>> From my first overviews I thought that SUN Sparc + Solaris would be a
> nice option. I also like when Solaris video says "each release has 9
> years of support lifecicle".
> or do you think is there any other option with less money and same  
> power?
> best

As much as I like SPARC, you will probably get more bang for the buck  
going with Opteron's. The Sun U40 is really nice, we have a lot of  
them at work (VFX company) and they are both well made and stupid  
fast. They can run Solaris 10 perfectly fine if that is what you  
prefer ( we run Windows XP x64 on them ).


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