[SunRescue] Re: need some faster SBUS CPUs in Europe
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Wed Mar 14 15:20:40 CST 2001
On 14 Mar 2001 12:29:12 -0800, Robert Novak wrote:
> I thought I heard a "Gregory Leblanc" say:
> > Does anybody have some fast SBUS CPUs for sale/trade/partial trade in
> > Europe?
> Would I get yelled at for mentioning that you're probably going to get
> nothing higher than an AMD K5-133 for an sbus card? :-) You're looking for
> MBus, but we all know what you meant :)
D'oh! At least you knew what I was talking about. I'm really not doing
too well this week, it must be a couple of days of getting up at 6:30,
and going to bed at 5:30 (both am).
> > A pal of mine is running a 4x690MP with dual SM41s right now,
> > and we just loaded that machine up (it's hosting ftp.gnome.org, and
> > pumping out about 8MB/sec of traffic). This pretty much saturates those
> > two SM41s, so they'd love to get a pair of SM81s, or something along
> > those lines. Anybody have a line on these? Thanks,
> I may have SM81s to spare sometime soon... haven't plugged this SS1000 in
> yet to test it. However, I'm baffled by the cpu being your issue. 8MB/sec
> is what, 67mbps? Pretty close to the capacity of a be card, and, well, at
> least 67% of optimal capacity on a 100mbps connection anyway. Unless your
> ftp stuff is doing compression you might do well to upgrade the network
> card to hme or add another one.
Well, the card is capable of pushing approximately 10MB/sec, but not in
the current machine, because of limited CPU power. The problem here is
that there isn't enough CPU left to do monitoring when this machine is
pushing 8MB/sec. There are also a few other services that run from this
machine, so it would be nice to have a bit more processing power
available. I'd offer them some of my CPUs, but all I've got is a pair
of SM41s myself, plus this SM81 that's already in use. :-)
> Or is there something I'm missing?
No, probably not.
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