[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000
ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Thu Apr 29 18:29:15 CDT 2004
On Apr 29, 2004, at 5:21 PM, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Works great for servers, because you can get decent UNIX servers
> relatively cheaply.
> I think it is much harder to get a non-PC desktop though.
G5, or iMac.
> Desktop software eats a lot of CPU, video, and sound processing power.
> That's what people want, and even I make use of quite a bit of it these
> I have a shit-box PC: 700MHz AMD K7, 256MB RAM, dual Adaptec 2940 SCSI,
> nVidia graphics, emu10k sound, and misc other pieces.
And again... say it with me G5, or iMac.
> A "real" workstation with even this much outdated power would cost
> quite a bit.
How about current ... near SunBlade 2000 power or more... G5...? It's
> You *can* build a PC that won't crash if you chose your parts
> and in general it will run circles around any used workstation in its
> price range, and even quite a few that cost a lot more.
At one task.
> Desktop power outside of the PC/Apple world is *very* expensive.
Apple for our purposes here <> PC. If you are using the strictly
personal computer definition, then many workstations qualify.
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