[SunRescue] Re: Speaking of SGI equipment...

Gregory Leblanc GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Thu Dec 16 17:55:01 CST 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave McGuire [mailto:mcguire at neurotica.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 16, 1999 2:54 PM
> To: David Champion; rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: Re: [SunRescue] Re: Speaking of SGI equipment...
> 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
>   *sigh*
>   They're of similar generations.  Processor clock speed is 
> not a measure of
> system performance.

True enough, but since there isn't a nice SGI hardware reference that I've
seen, I can't check dates on these.  Besides, Mr. Bill compared a 200 MHz
SGI box with an Ultra 170E, which is probably a bit faster than an SS20 with
a single SM81.

>   To go any faster with a Sun I'd have to go to an Ultra or 
> something, and be
> stuck in Solaris hell.

'scuse me?  :)  What do you run on your SS20 now?  I know for sure that
Linux runs on Ultras, but I don't know anything about the video support


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