[rescue] Cleaning out, anyone want some FREE stuff?

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Jan 12 22:42:23 CST 2005

John Williams declared on Wednesday 12 January 2005 11:32 pm:
> > Sun SunFire 6800 24 x 1.2 GHz processors, 192GB RAM...Just kidding!!
> >
> > Bruce
> People should be slow roasted on a spit...
>     ...you got me big time,  creep!
> I do computational dna research in an off campus lab that belongs to
> cal tech.
> Such a machine is a fantasy... ;>

Then, you've never had the "pleasure" of running a benchmark on one...

Sun machines may have good reliability, but (from experience) don't have 
very good compute power.  You'd be better off with a 24-processor POWER3 
SP frame - which should be obtainable for MUCH cheaper.  The only thing 
the F6800s have going for them is the large amount of memory they can 
have shoved on them.

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