[rescue] fastest Ultra 5 marketed by Sun?

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Sat Jul 21 15:55:58 CDT 2007

On Saturday 21 July 2007 16:34, Robert Darlington wrote:
> So what are the motivations for running something like an Ultra 5 or
> 10 as compared to an Ultra 2?  The most obvious feature of the U2 is
> that they use two CPUs.  What do the U5 and 10 have going for them?
> (Certainly not IDE! -hehehehe).  I remember my old employer was
> tossing the U2 systems not realizing that they were dual CPU systems
> and were keeping the U10 systems.

Size, weight, power usage, just to name 3 reasons.  Oh and the PCI 
bus...  Dual CPUs don't always get you much of an advantage, especially 
on single-user workstations.

And, for most people, the benefit of cheap IDE drives outweighs the IDE 
vs SCSI performance difference.

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