[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000
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Fri Apr 30 12:19:01 CDT 2004
Jonathan C. Patschke declared on Friday 30 April 2004 11:57 am:
> On Fri, 30 Apr 2004, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > Actually, take a closer look at your benchmarks. Where SPARC
> > falls down is floating-point performance. The integer performance
> > is quite good. The FP performance has, historically, always sucked.
> That's what's neat about running both Suns and SGIs. My Ultra 10 will
> just outright murder the Octane in int, but the Octane spanks it in
> FP. It's all about knowing your target audience and what sort of code
> you'll be running.
> There is no One Platform to serve everything, neither software nor
It's called POWER. : )
It's got great I/O, FP, and integer performance.
It'd be if the price was cheaper, though. Even used machines, like a
200MHz 43P-260 that was EOL'd 5 years ago still go for $600+. "Similar"
Sun workstations, like the Ultra 60, go for a fraction of that.
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