Folks, we just got the latest GSA schedule from Sun, and it has upgrades
from the existing Sparc2 type processors used in the MP series (we just
got 3 new 670MP's as part of an upgrade) to new SuperSparc CPU's at
a pretty reasonable price.
The problem is that the catalog lists Solaris 2.0 as a requirement
for use. Now, I didn't expect to have any SMP support without Solaris
2.0, but right now, SMP isn't really that important to us. What I'd really
like is just existing multiprocessor support, with new Viking chipset
support. It appears that I can't use the Viking processors in these machines
without Solaris 2.0, and we probably won't even THINK about converting to 2.0
for another year. Stability and application support is vital to us, and
2.0 will likely come up short here for awhile, and certain to break our
system management people. We're all a BSD type shop here...
Anyways, does anyone out there know if there is anyway to use new Viking
CPU's in the MP series without taking the plunge to 2.0?
PS Usual disclaimers about this not necessarily being the position of the
US Government apply...