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What is a Sun Sparc T2 CPU for? Is it any good at desktop apps, or mostly for server uses?

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I was thinking of getting an 8 core 64 thread Sparc T2 1.2 Ghz based server rig for cheap, what is the use case for such a system? Is it any good if I were to put a desktop OS on it like Debian, or would it be mostly for stuff like virtualization or reverse proxying (i.e. normal server stuff) uses? If anyone has used them, or knows what they are good at let me know!

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That CPU is a pure-breed server chip. The SPARC architecture was noted for being scalable to many threads. It is used in mail servers, databases, etc.

I use a SPARC-based server at my university to test low-level programs because it is a big-endian architecture and requires care to write code that will port over from x86_64.

Considering that the tech is almost a decade old, it is not exactly a high-performance part in any application.
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