[rescue] SGI and Intel (was: Another fine business decision for us axp-lovers)
rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 26 14:00:11 CDT 2001
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mcguire at neurotica.com said:
> Witness the abyssmal performance of Linux on Alpha, for example.
I know, been there, done that, and when it doesn't suck, it probably just
won't compile or run at all.
I think linux (the kernel) screams on alpha, but that the poorly ported,
non-optimized applications suck. Just supposition, but I can't imagine Linus
putting up with shitty performance on what has been his personal primary
platform for some time. But understand, based on what I know, Linus' primary
activity is compiling and debugging the kernel, not fooling with stuff out in
As far as graphics performance goes, if their users REALLY want it, I'm sure
SillyG will provide support for their (Quoting James Sharp in another message)
"god-in-a-box video hardware", and we all know the speed there comes from the
HARDWARE acceleration, right? They've already ported XFS....
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