[rescue] Ultra Enterprise 150, A5000

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 16 12:24:58 CDT 2004

On Apr 16, 2004, at 1:18 PM, Kevin Loch wrote:
>>   Do you have a problem with my assertion that it's possible to 
>> saturate a T-1 with a SPARCstation-2 with serving pages?  Or is it 
>> amusing for some reason?
> Sparc 2?  Even a 3/50 can saturate a T1 without working up a sweat.

   Yes.  This is why I laugh my ass off at people who insist they need a 
multi-hundred-MHz or -GHz processor to use for simple networking tasks.

   Even as a router or other "data mover"...at SkyCache, we had hundreds 
of SPARCstation-5 machines in the field, doing real-time translations 
between five or six different protocols, lots of CRC calculations, and 
statistical monitoring...pumping data at 44Mbps (yes, T-3 speed) 24x7.

   The machines were mostly the 85MHz version, running NetBSD v1.3.1, 
with 100Mbps Ethernet cards.


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

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