[rescue] RE: SGI vs. Sun

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Thu Jan 13 23:07:19 CST 2005

On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 15:46, Jochen Kunz wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 15:04:54 -0500
> "Kevin Loch" <kloch at gurunet.net> wrote:
> > A U10 really isn't that bad if you don't do anything disk intensive or
> > if you use SCSI.
> Sure. I use a U10-300 with NetBSD 2.0 and a 9 GB U2W SCSI disk. It is
> nice and pretty usable for a "low end" machine. But the Octane plays in
> an other league in every aspect.

Amazingly nobody here has mentioned the U5/U10 cpu cache.  some
processors have 256K cache... others 2M of cache....  in my
limited U5/U10 experiences, the 2M processors outperform the others
hands down in almost everything.  Even if the 2M cache processor
is a slower one than the 256K cache processor being compared with.

Add SCSI, make sure the proc is a 2M cache proc, and the U5s/U10s
are amazing... I really like the 440mhz U10 w/SCSI... it's a pretty
quick box.

-- Curt

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