[rescue] stuff I forgot...

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Apr 6 13:42:53 CDT 2004

On Apr 6, 2004, at 1:30 PM, Joshua Boyd wrote:
>> and it's silly to run an Octane headless.  (how many sets of hands &
> Well, an Octane ain't an Origin 2k, but it would make a fairly fine
> server with a tremendous amount of bandwidth for many tasks.  Just 
> think
> how much disk capacity you could add.  You can reportedly get 266megs
> sustained out of the PCI cage, and probably twice that off the XIO
> slots.  Add a (admittedly hard to find) QFE, an FDDI card, and either
> Ultrascsi cards or FC-AL cards and watch it scream as a file server or
> small database server.
> Also, it should, I think, make a fairly affordable HIPPI (assuming one
> can avoid the being assulted on the HIPPI card) file server, if one
> didn't already have a monstrous Alpha for the task.
> The only major short coming I can think of is the overhead of GigE can
> reportedly be problematic on anything less than a dual 300.

   I agree with everything you're saying...my statement was intended to 
convey my opinion that, since they make such damn fine workstations, it 
seems like a huge waste to run one headless.

   And with the price of Origin 200s nowadays...HOO boy.  Even R12K 
machines are super cheap!


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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