[rescue] Oh no! This poor Origin server.....

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Fri Apr 2 19:59:08 CST 2004

On Fri, 2 Apr 2004, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

> I got the same thing when a suit found out once time that our DEC
> Alphaserver was only 233MHz.

I keep trying to explain to people that it's like saying that a
Corvette's LS1 engine redlines at ONLY 6000rpm, but a Geo Metro's 3-cylinder
engine redlines at 6500rpm, so it must be a faster car, right?

> He forced systems to replace it with a machine that has 1/3 its memory
> bandwidth, and probably a tenth the bus and I/O bandwidth.

*sigh*  Why do suits insist on making decisions about things they do not

> But wow... it sure was fast once you finally got something into
> memory...

I gotta wonder what the net gain was, especially if it was an I/O-heavy

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