Sun Workstation: Still Crazy After All These Years

Sun introduces first Intel workstation in two decades | The Register

**In the ’80s Sun briefly marketed an Intel 80386-based machine, the Sun386i, designed to run SunOS and support DOS applications. But hey, we probably all did crazy stuff back then.

The new workstation is called the Sun Ultra 24.  But 20 years ago the 386i also had a cool code name: The Roadrunner.  Oh, that fast 386 processor, the promise of running IRAF side-by-side with Word, it was what every big-money scientist had to have.  I was the sysadmin: 90% of my time went to supporting 10% of the workstations.  Crazy indeed.

Published in: on October 23, 2007 at 6:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

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