43130529 story Of the Love of Oldtimers - Dusting Off a Sun Fire V1280 Server 281 Posted by Unknown Lamer on Monday February 11, 2013 @10:10PM from the mine-bitcoins-while-heating-your-home dept. vikingpower writes "Today, I decided to acquire a refurbished Sun Fire V1280 server, with 8 CPUs. The machine will soon or may already belong to a certain history of computing. This project is not about high-performance computing, much more about lovingly dusting off and maintaining a piece of hardware considered quirky by 2013 standards. And Now the question creeps to mind: what software would Slashdotters run on such a beast, once it is upgraded to 12 procs and, say, 24 GiB of RAM ?"