An AMD EPYC-Powered Sun Ultra 24 Workstation

In terms of repurposing old computer hardware, it would be hard to pick a project that would bring a bigger smile to my face than retrofitting an Intel Core2Duo-based Sun workstation to use modern AMD EPYC platform. It’s the best of both worlds, modern hardware in a chassis with perhaps the best logo in all of tech.

It’s kind of pointless, and clearly took a lot of work, but darn it if I don’t like it.

Patrick Kennedy comments:

Introducing the Ultra EPYC. We take a Sun Ultra 24 and retrofit the newest AMD EPYC Gigabyte Platform, NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti, EVGA PSU and Intel Optane storage.

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Rich Stroffolino

Rich has been a tech enthusiast since he first used the speech simulator on a Magnavox Odyssey². Current areas of interest include ZFS, the false hopes of memristors, and the oral history of Transmeta.