[rescue] SGI and Intel (was: Another fine business decision for us axp-lovers)

Björn Ramqvist rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 27 02:23:40 CDT 2001

Dave McGuire wrote:
>   For all of its quirks, IRIX has been through iteration after iteration
> of tuning and tweaking, and it was BUILT to run on SGI hardware.
> Linux is reasonably quick on a PeeCee...but I really don't see a very
> i386-specific OS transplanted to a complex architecture beating
> something like IRIX performance-wise anytime soon.  Witness the
> abyssmal performance of Linux on Alpha, for example.

I agree totally with you.
Although, I've always thought AlphaLinux was fast, since it has been in
development for quite some time now. Isn't it?
I haven't tried AlphaLinux, yet.


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