[geeks] Linc is cool
geeks at sunhelp.org
Tue May 15 17:23:52 CDT 2001
"Joshua D. Boyd" wrote:
> On Tue, 15 May 2001, David Michaud wrote:
> > Brian Hechinger wrote:
> > > well, it looks like Linux is lagging behing NetBSD in the SGI/MIPS arena, but
> > > it doesn't matter since nobody is working on the 4d boxen. looks like it's
> > > time for me to start.
> > I'm baffled as to why one would want to cripple a functional machine by
> > putting linux on it. Put linux on a Silicon Graphics machine, and it
> > might as well just be a peecee.
> You might consider asking SGI, who has Linux running on an Origin2000 if
> they feel they are now in posession of a plain old PC.
I might point out that the O2k that they had running linux had 256 R10k
processors, and after running a number of FFT benchmarks, determined
that it has equivilent performance to a similarly configured 32
processor O2k running IRIX...
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