[rescue] Q: Preparing for SS/20 build tonight...

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 6 11:06:13 CST 2004

--- Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 08:06:27AM -0800, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> > FYI - I plan on stuffing 2x SM81 CPUs I just got off eBay, as well

> You should find the dual CPU modules and go for a quad processor
> machine.

That sounds like real money to me, and for quad CPU goodness, I've got
my QuadCycle to put together for that (looks like 4x 400 MHz CPUs in
> Wasn't there a company that made dual 125s?  That would really
> scream.

The Cache sizes suffered as you went to faster CPUs, IIRC...
> I have a SS20 like yours, except headless and with SM71s, and it is
> nice and fast.  I've heard reports that SM81s are much worse heat
> wise, and this machine is already hot to the touch, so I don't
> expect I'll ever try to find SM81s, not that I would ever turn
> some away that came my way.  I love Sparcs.

Well, this will be mainly a shelf queen anyway...


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