[rescue] A Question about Snap Servers
mrbill at mrbill.net
Sat Jul 31 12:03:32 CDT 2004
On Sat, Jul 31, 2004 at 09:13:27AM -0700, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> Well, yeah, but you're comparing current technology with 12-year-old
> technology. There aren't too many computing arenas in which the 12-year-old
> technology is going to win out; MIPS/Watt certainly isn't going to be one.
> MIPS/retail$ is another.
> I like the lunchboxes for what they are ... amazing examples of the best
> engineering of their day.
Exactly. Great for their time, great for certain uses - but I may eventually
want to put some things on this box (like DVD ripping and encoding) that
a lunchbox sparc would not be a reasonable platform for.
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