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