[rescue] What (dual head) graphics for AIX 4.x?

Jochen Kunz jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Sat Jan 11 15:54:14 CST 2003

On Sat, Jan 11, 2003 at 01:07:18PM -0800, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:

> A R12000 would be at least four times as fast in FP 
I have no FP intensive tasks. 

> and a bit faster in Int than the 604e. 
Int is what I need and I would like to have at lest the same int power
as my Alpha has. I don't have a R10k machine to compare. I have only seen 
benchmarks. The 500 MHz Alpha EV56 is rated at 15 SPECint95, a 360 MHz 
PPC603e is at 14 SPECint95 and a 200 MHz R10k is at 10 SPECint95 (Octane, 
the Indigo2 R10k is at 9 SPECint95). So a 200 MHz Octane (and that is 
what you can get cheap now) would be a step backwards. A 250 MHz R10k
Octane, the fastest R10k Octanes I have seen, are still below the 

> The 604 IMHO is a piece of turd, 
There is a version of this machine with IBM POWER CPUs, but PPC604e is 
all I have. 

> and the architecture around it is not better.
Well. There is nothing IBM or Motorola beside the CPUs in this box.
It was comletely designed and build by Bull. I have the impression the
Bull engineers at Bull Italia knew how to do plumbing with big pipes. 

> Dual R12000 octanes are still way too expensive
Yes. Therefore I didn't even think about a dual CPU Octane.
Same reason I don't consider Sun. To expensive and it is only the name
that makes it expensive. 

Well. I have to admit I ePayed a Ultra5 board with unknown CPU a few
minutes ago for 51,77 EUR. Looks like a good deal to me. :-)


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