John Falkenthal (jcf@jcf.West.Sun.COM)
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 19:03:55 -0700 (PDT)

We were tempted to say our "1" machine is a Starfire (aka
Ultra Enterprise 10000)... :-)

Mostly just idle Ultra-1 desktops from a single location (San Diego)...
This is not a coordinated effort within Sun ("renegade" is a termed coined
by one member of this mailing list). If this was a coordinated effort
within Sun, the contest would have been over already (yes, that was a cheap
shot at one of our competitors who has a serious private effort to win this
contest but hasn't found the key yet).

I began my involvement simply because I didn't like the minimal SPARC/Solaris
contribution being made to DESCHALL. (can you tell I, personally, don't want
to see this thing cracked on an x86 running Bloatware 95 ??).

I am not "preaching" DESCHALL within the organization, but word is
slowly getting around, so I look for our numbers to grow. We'll also get a
nice mid-life kicker when Darrell releases his 32bitslice client for



(I hate this, but...) std. disclaimer about me not speaking for Sun, blah blah
blah, should be applied.