[rescue] Advice on Octanes

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Tue Sep 23 17:29:05 CDT 2003

On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:

> I call it perception, I do have an Octane too.... sorry to burst your
> bubble. Perception != reality.

I don't know about your idea of perception, but if this is just
perception, my imagination can get a whole lot of work done.  A
reasonably well-configured system -does- beat the hell out of reasonably
well-configured P3 for many sorts of work, especially for anything
involving floating-point numbers or heavy I/O.  PCI can't touch XIO and
a puny "northbridge" chip can't touch the Octane's HEART chip in terms
of latency, concurrency, and bandwidth.

Jonathan Patschke   )  "Gamer weenies...are the sludge at the bottom
Elgin, TX          (    of the user swamp."           --Gary Nichols

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