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

Dave McGuire 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
system performance.

  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.

                        -Dave McGuire

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