[rescue] RE: SGI vs. Sun
kevin at mpcf.com
Thu Jan 13 11:26:49 CST 2005
I've never had or used an I2 (one day i'll rectify that), so i
have no first hand experience, but why are the R10 I2s
"crippled"? Bus issues?
On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 13:43:41 -0500
"Jones, Andrew I" <aijones2 at bsu.edu> wrote:
> Joshua Boyd wrote:
> >On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 10:27:48AM -0500, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> >> > 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.
> >> Challenge XL? Origin 2000? I came from a shop that used
> >almost all of the> SGI's headless, and tehy were nothing but
> >number crunchers (NASA project).
> >Plus, the Origins in particular are absolute IO monsters.
> Yeah, but for every Origin, there was an Indigo 2. Doesn't
> anyone remember the dog systems?
> The I2's can't even saturate a 100 mbit ethernet connection,
> leaving their monstrous processors spinning their wheels.
> At least we can say Sun never produced anything so crippled as
> an R10k I2, right? ;)
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