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Adding Solaris to the mix

August 15, 2006

So my Sun T1000 review got dugg, and commented on, and there’s one loud-and-clear message: people would like to see Solaris results.

So would I. But as I outlined in the review, I don’t have any Solaris expertise. I am a busy guy. 🙂

(I should re-iterate that Jonathan Schwartz asked for everyone to review the T1000 with Ubuntu, which is exactly what I did.)

So if anyone at Sun would like to spend a few hours with us and help us get this box configured for the same test on Solaris, I’d love to see what it could do and post a follow-up.

Any takers?

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  1. August 15, 2006 at 5:16 pm

    I’ve been running Solaris and Linux both for a long time. I’d be happy to drop by and show you the ropes next week.

  2. Alexei Rodriguez
    August 16, 2006 at 9:22 am

    Don, I think it would actually be a very easy thing to get Solaris up to par with what you need to do your tests and it would not take much of your time. A couple of suggestions:

    – go ahead and do a full install (to get all the sfw packages and other good bits; this would not be what you run in production but it should be fair for a test)

    – Grab the Blastwave bits (http://www.blastwave.org/) and get the tools you “know and love” in order to make the test as painless and quick as possible.

    The Blastwave stuff is pretty handy and it should give you enough to get your testing done. Solaris rocks, independent of the underlying hardware. A good test might also be Solaris on your current standard vs your current OS/hw combo.

  3. August 16, 2006 at 12:06 pm

    I’m happy to help – I’ve done some tuning on the T2000s here, and I know a few people that would be happy to help too.

  4. Chhandomay
    August 16, 2006 at 12:09 pm


    I just wanted to drop a line here. We at Sun have read your review and appreciate your efforts. We’d be in touch shortly.


  5. Hulk
    August 16, 2006 at 2:59 pm

    Don, While I don’t have any CoolThreads in my environment, we do have a lot of experience with Solaris 10 and would be happy to lend a hand from afar.

  6. August 16, 2006 at 3:09 pm


    We run the performance engineering group at Sun, and would love to help.



  7. August 17, 2006 at 12:14 pm


    You really REALLY should take up the offer from that Richard McDougall guy before anyone elses offer, he kinda knows his stuff 🙂


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