[rescue] SS/10 CPU Question...

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Fri Feb 13 10:35:25 CST 2004

On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 08:27:06AM -0800, Lionel Peterson wrote:

> My question is, anyone have any reson to suggest the SM71 over the dual
> HS90s (two single CPU cards)?
> My thoughts are that the SM71 will be under-utilized due to the buss
> speed in the SS/10, but it has a larger cache (1 Meg) than the HS90s
> (256K)...
> So, clock for clock, SuperSPARC vs. HyperSPARC? One Meg vs. dual 256K
> cache?

Why not try all three and let us know?
> BTW, if anyone is interested in buying either the SM71 or the two HS90s
> from me, that would help with the decision process ;^)

My memory is fuzzy. The HS90s are 100mhz?
> As for the intended use of this machine, there is none, except that it
> is not worth $$ to sell, nor maybe even ship, so I'll put it on a
> shelf, next to the dual SM81 SS/20 and the SS/5-170 that are seemingly
> not worth shipping anymore.
> Sigh, "The Island of Undervalued Sun Workstations."

I would consider all of them at least worth shipping.  I'd even consider
them worth buying if it weren't for a perenial cash shortage.

However, collecting machines rather than just selling them is also

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