[rescue] RE: SGI vs. Sun

Jochen Kunz jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Thu Jan 13 13:45:44 CST 2005

On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 13:43:41 -0500
"Jones, Andrew I" <aijones2 at bsu.edu> wrote:

> The I2's can't even saturate a 100 mbit ethernet connection, leaving
> their monstrous processors spinning their wheels.
Pardon? What Ethernet card where you using? The 3COM EISA card?
Well, then you are right. The 3COM EISA card is slow and eats lots of
CPU. I haven't seen a Phobos 160 (GIO64 Fast Ethernet) in action. I have
a FDDI card in my I2 R10k and in my Octane and filling that pipe with
100 MBit/s is no big problem for the I2. Even my R4k4-150 I2 can get 80
MBit/s on FDDI. I get 6 MByte/s disk-to-disk NFS from my Octane to my
I2. This is with "old and slow" 8 bit Fast SCSI at the I2.

> At least we can say Sun never produced anything so crippled as an R10k
> I2, right? ;)
Well. The MicroSPARC (I + II) machines are _slow_ and the U5 / U10 arn't
that fast either.

Fom my point of view the I2 R10k IMPACT was only a gap filler until the
Octane was ready.


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