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Through one of the mailing lists I subscribe to, I learned of an insurance company in the German city of Düsseldorf - about an hour and a half from where I live - that was about to throw away some serious Sun systems.

I contacted them, and was able to go pickup some of the systems on Saturday, May 14th 2016. It turns out they wanted to keep some of the systems for data transfers until later this year; when those systems do become available I'll probably make another trip to Düsseldorf.

The systems I collected where a big Sun Fire 6800 (24 x 1200 MHz UltraSPARC-III Cu CPU's, 384 GB main memory); a second, incomplete SunFire 6800 intended as a parts donor; a Sun Fire V480, a Sun Enterprise 250 and a Sun Enterprise 450, as well as a couple of Sun StorEdge L1000 tape libraries.