[SunRescue] Re: Speaking of SGI equipment...
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Dec 16 18:28:52 CST 1999
On Thu, 16 Dec 1999, Gregory Leblanc wrote:
>> 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
Huh? Oh, sorry...I run NetBSD on all my sparc hardware. They've got it
running on ultras now but it's still pretty new. I have a personal dislike for
solaris. That dislike is on the wane now though; they seem to be addressing my
major complaints about it with the more recent releases.
>Linux runs on Ultras, but I don't know anything about the video support
I'd be willing to give that a shot...
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