[SunRescue] Re: Speaking of SGI equipment...
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Dec 16 16:53:45 CST 1999
On Thu, 16 Dec 1999, David Champion wrote:
>> I've had a Sun of one sort or another on my desk for the past eight years.
>> Until just recently, that is. Now my desktop platform, at home and at work, is
>> an Indigo2 (R4400/250, 128-192mb RAM) running Irix 6.5.
>> It consistently runs rings around my SS20/81s. I'm a diehard Sun fanatic but
>SS20 @85 v. I2 @250? Well... yeah. Of course it's faster. You
They're of similar generations. Processor clock speed is not a measure of
To go any faster with a Sun I'd have to go to an Ultra or something, and be
stuck in Solaris hell.
>probakly don't have 192 MB in your SS20 either. :)
Nope. I had 384MB.
>> these machines are simply TOO MUCH better to ignore them. AMAZING graphics
>But they're not much better, if any, than a more modern Sun piece.
...which is blown off the desktop by a more modern SGI piece.
Don't get me wrong...I'm a Sunaholic. Always have been. But for my desktop
machine I'm now sold on previous-generation SGIs. That's all I'm trying to say.
I still use (and recommend) Suns in the computer room.
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