sunray is so good.

Just how good is Sunray 2.0 !!

At home I have an opteron based PC running a late build of nevada with the sunray 4 beta software on it driving a couple of desktops. The DTUs used to be in a separate room from the pc using ethernet over the mains but with our new room at home the PC and the sunrays are on a switch and the internet is off through the ethernet over mains network.

The sunrays are silent, use little power and are fine for everything but video watching where they start to stumble a bit. Team them with some lcd monitors and they are great.

But the best bit is that one of the DTU is a  2.0 unit with the beta firmware that has a vpn client within it. So I don't need to turn the PC on at home at all to work from home and because we use sunray in our campus  (  I get a big share of a big machine most of the time) The sunray in our house just connects to my existing session and brings it into my house.  I can carry on working where I left off and came home and it doesn't feel any slower at all.

I was surprised the other day because I was listening to internet radio at work and when the sunray at home connected to my work session the radio came out of the sunrays speakers at home - fabulous!!

If I had to kit out a office I would use sunray  for the desktops and put the server in the computer room where computers belong, a cool, quiet office with just one computer to maintain. Obviously with solaris on the server so that standard O/S features like the fair share scheduler protect me from other folks  cpu hogging applications.

At home I'd like an ISP to offer sunray server over the internet then I would never need a computer at home.
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Hi Tim, You are right about how cool Sun Rays are for the home environnment, I use them everywhere - even have on linked to my HiFi system so I can play direct from my MP3 collection. My company is pushing Sun Ray adoption for small businesses in the UK, and you suggestion of an ISP that offers Sun Ray over ADSL? We launch that the end of this month!

Posted by Sean Clarke on June 15, 2007 at 12:51 AM GMT+00:00 #

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