We want to build a cheap Solaris 10 farm. Unfortunately, Solaris 10 has limited hardware support. We want to standardize on Solaris 10 and we're going to run MySql, Apache, Samba, Lucene, Solr, etc., as well as a few commercial packages.
Has anyone built a cheap farm either from cheap HP's, Dells, or actually built machines from scratch buying the cases, motherboards, drives, and video cards?
Let me direct people to another question that I posted as an example of hardware that doesn't reliably work.