re SGI (was RE: [SunRescue] 5 major manufacturers?)

Gregory Leblanc GLeblanc at
Wed Sep 27 15:41:57 CDT 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave McGuire [mailto:mcguire at]
> On September 27, Mike Nicewonger wrote:
> > >   What's wrong with SGI?  They're churning out O2000s like crazy.
> > > 
> > Linux.... x86 "PC" workstations.... */sigh*/ <O2K's rock though :)>
>   Yeah their suits are forcing them to sell PeeCees...but they still
> build and sell real computers.  And as far as I can see not too many
> people are buying their overpriced NT boxes.  I wouldn't worry too
> much about them.  The notion that "everything that isn't a PC is
> dying" is a crock of bull.

On an almost related note, how much difference in speed is there between the
speed of the SunHelp Indys (RS4600 133) that were available (sweet deal),
and an Indy equiped with a fast proc, like an R5K 180, or R4600 200?  I'm
mostly thinking web-browsing speed, and application startup time, as those
are the ones in biggest need of improvement.
Assuming that the speed difference isn't huge, where would I need to go to
find something that will move roughly twice as fast as the above mentioned

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