[SunRescue] How FAST is a SUN IPC
scohen - Stephen Cohen
scohen at acxiom.com
Thu Jul 6 16:00:51 CDT 2000
Both machines (IPX and dx2 - by the way, Cyrix, not Intel) are running Red
Hat 6.2. The SPARC IPX on 2.2.16-3, the dx2 on 2.2.14.
The IPX is DOG SLOW running a windows manager. It is much faster to run
Netscape, for example, by sending the output over to my NT workstation.
Given network bandwidth, one would think that the network would be the
bottleneck - but this is not the case.
From: Dave McGuire [mailto:mcguire at neurotica.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 11:35 AM
To: rescue at sunhelp.org
Subject: RE: [SunRescue] How FAST is a SUN IPC
Wow...what OS was this IPX running? I've always had to get well up
into the mid-range Pentium family before a PeeCee would perceptibly
outperform an IPX...*especially* in graphics performance...I've
always run either SunOS4 or NetBSD/sparc on them.
On July 6, scohen - Stephen Cohen wrote:
> A SPARCstation IPX running with the PowerUp CPU (40 to 80Mhz) upgrade is
> quite as fast as an Intel 486dx2 50Mhz running Linux 6.2. However, some
> the perceived speed difference may be that the IPX appears to have much
> slower graphics (X-based GUI) than the Intel box.
> All of the above is 'seat of the pants' estimates.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: chris Gnther [mailto:madram at video.de]
> Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 10:16 AM
> To: MailingList SUN Help
> Subject: [SunRescue] How FAST is a SUN IPC
> Hi all,
> some of you propably do know me and my "little" problem with my SUN IPC.
> Now - after 6 weeks of consequentely trying to get it work and failling
> miserably - I come to a point where I'd like to know what exactly I could
> do with it would ever get it to work.
> So my question is:
> How fast or strong is a SUN IPC?
> My configuration is as follows:
> - SUN IPC with WEITEK-Chip
> - all 12 RAM Banks filled (still don't know how much RAM this is)
> - 2GB IBM HDD
> - a second Framebuffer card
> - an ISDN-card
> - and two 16" SUN-Monitors
> Can anyone tell me what exactly I can do with it.
> To give you a point on what I normally do with my PC running SOL8:
> - writing with LaTeX2e
> - Database-Developing with mySQL (runs on my Server)
> - C and C++ programming
> thanks in advance,
> | chris |
> | ------------------------------- |
> | database design & programming |
> | agentur fiedler / video.de |
> | |
> | madram at video.de |
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