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Chassidy Rentz
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HP Hardware

What is the smallest (physical size) box that can run UNIX? Is there anything smaller than an L-Class?
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Pete Randall
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Re: HP Hardware

The smallest of the current crop is the rp24xx. See:

http://www.hp.com/products1/servers/entry_level/index.html


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Pete
Jeff Schussele
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Re: HP Hardware

Hi,

Certainly the rp2400 line aka A-class is smaller - about the size of a standard PC mini-tower, but rack mountable. And there have been some truly pizza-box size workstation class systems like 712 & 715 that were quite small.

Rgds,
Jeff
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Mel Burslan
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Re: HP Hardware

in the server level, the entry level h/w is A-Class or rp24xx series which are 2U height when rack mounted that I know of.
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Sridhar Bhaskarla
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Re: HP Hardware

If you are talking about a box, b2600 is the smallest PA-RISC workstation currently that can support HP-UX. You already got the answer for the HP servers.

If you are talking UNIX in general, then even you can load Linux on a regular PC.

-Sri

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Jeff Schussele
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Re: HP Hardware

Oh & a couple of years ago there was an A-180 - not related to the A-400 & A-500 that are the rp24xx line now - that was 2u high.
It ran the PA-7300 CPU & the early models could even run HP-UX 10.2 as well as 11.x. Was one of the last units that could.
Was targeted at the ISP market IIRC.

Rgds,
Jeff
PERSEVERANCE -- Remember, whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger!