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

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Thu Jan 13 09:35:21 CST 2005

>>> On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 11:42:23PM -0500, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>>>> Sun machines may have good reliability, but (from experience) don't
>>>> have  very good compute power.
>>> Them's fightin' words, boy. :)
>> You hold him down while I go get The Trout of Clue...
>> ;-)
>> Mike
> Did anyone ever notice that SGI machines were better than Sun? Other
> than a few lacking things in the OS.

A little from column A, a little from column B...

SGI machines IMHO are not "better" just "different".  SGI machines excel
at graphics rendering and video editing - with the right hardware
installed.Sun machines perform best, again IMHO, at heavy mathematical simulation
and database work.Each has their own arena.

> Okay okay, so the Sparcstations could be crammed full of ROSS
> processors. Indy just had style, and came out of the box at 200mhz+
> speeds.

Ummm...Bzzt! ;-)  I personally own a 1xx R4400 that came stock with one of
the two Indy systems I own.  As for Sun they have always had more
processor upgrade options than SGI for the most part.  It all depends on
models, dates, times, and other ephemera.

Mike Hebel
"I think we used too much!" - Chris Knight

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