I have an old fondness for these low-power, high-performing SPARC systems from days gone by. A 64-thread little monster, with 64GB of RAM, and a couple TB of storage makes for a beefy little database and file storage system. Sadly, that's about all that runs on these any more.
No, it isn't a top-performer any more. I haven't done it, but I suspect a legit performance test might show that my 16-core Ryzen probably performs better, even though the system has half the RAM (and the whole pool of RAM is never used anyway...). The drives can be mounted wherever, too. At the same time, that Ryzen draws more power, even with less electronics in it.
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