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

Brian McCloskey checkinmystyle at
Wed Sep 27 16:08:15 CDT 2000

it really depends on what you are doing. for most things, the r5k indy 
should perform tremendously better than the r4600. for web browsing, the r5k 
indy should be as fast as you need to get.


>From: Gregory Leblanc <GLeblanc at>
>Reply-To: rescue at
>To: "'rescue at'" <rescue at>
>Subject: re SGI (was RE: [SunRescue] 5 major manufacturers?)
>Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 13:41:57 -0700
> > -----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 
>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
>	Greg
>Rescue maillist  -  Rescue at

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