1993-10-13 - Re: The Bank of the Internet!?

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From: nate@rodin.VIS.ColoState.EDU
To: jingoro@rahul.net (Kasuga Jingoro)
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Message ID: <9310131522.AA00413@rodin.VIS.ColoState.EDU>
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UTC Datetime: 1993-10-13 15:27:02 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 13 Oct 93 08:27:02 PDT

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From: nate@rodin.VIS.ColoState.EDU
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 93 08:27:02 PDT
To: jingoro@rahul.net (Kasuga Jingoro)
Subject: Re: The Bank of the Internet!?
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writes Kasuga Jingoro:
>> Plenty. Find me a workstation with the sort of uptime a 3090 running
>> MVS will give you.
>Since you asked...  I don't know what the average uptime of a 3090 is,
>but from several years of experience as a Unix sysadmin, most of the
>Sun systems I've been involved with easily had uptimes ranging months
>at a time.  Powering down a system for maintenance or adding equipment
>was more common than crashes.  If you insist on promoting the reliability
>of the 3090, perhaps you'd be so kind as to cite some figures.  I'd
>hazard to guess though that a 3090 could be sufficiently mismanaged to
>produce dismal uptimes as well as a workstation can.

I have (well, I manage) a sun 4/280 server, and it was once up for
180 days straight, but we restarted it just because it had been up
for what we thought was a really long time...  In my experience, Big Blue
machines only talk to themselves correctly, and don't talk to much else.

Just my $0.02


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