Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tag: sun

Free servers? March 2nd, 2006

So Sun’s giving away T2000 servers for free. Well sort of, anyway: you get to try ’em for 60 days, and according to Jonathan Schwartz if you post benchmarks of the thing’s performance, the sales department “might” let you keep the thing. Sounds too good to be true, eh? Well, I’m certainly not going to pass up the chance to fiddle with an quad-core, $8,000 server for a few months, so I filled out the form.…

Free server? Probably not March 22nd, 2006

As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. A few weeks ago I applied for Sun’s Niagra try-before-you-buy program hoping to get a chance to benchmark how a Django stack behaves on one of those bad boys. Unfortunatly, it appears the hype is better than the follow-through. I applied as an individual, and after about two weeks got a call from a guy at Sun wanting a credit card to pre-authorize for the entire value of the server.…