[svlug] Sun Monitors (what's it got to do with UDMA drives and Linux?)
ira at scso.com
Tue Oct 20 15:45:42 PDT 1998
On Tue, 20 Oct 1998, J C Lawrence wrote:
> > A Sun ultra I (170Mhz, 128M, 2G, headless) lists for $10,995
> > ($7000 street) A 450Mhz PII system from Penguin Computing (128M,
> > 4G UWSCSI) runs about $2610.
> > I have no doubt that the PC box beats the pants off the sun.
> Integer and loating point performance -- quite possibly. Sustained
> IO, especially backplane IO, the PC won't even get even close to the
> same magnitude as the Sun boxen.
so it depends on the application. we are a software company, we do
development then port so the same source tree compiles on different
machines over and over. our Dual-Ppro/200 Goliath board beats the shit out
of a Marathon Dual Ultrasparc 166, at a ratio of about 3:1 on compilations
(soon to get two more processors for it, if we find Ppros of the right
> > The *(&^(*& requirement to buy an overpriced Sun monitor with the
> > system blows the low-price out of the water.)
> You don't need the Sun monitor. If you really don't want to run
> headless, all you need is a multi-sync monitor with the right
> cabling. IBM's P-series of monitors, such as the P-17 I have at
> home, I'm told will do nicely.
OK, go look at the site of a company called Cybex. they have an item
called "Sun Mediator" which converts sun inputs to PC keyboard, mouse and
DB15 monitor connector, as well as $200 of your money to their's. we use
three of those along with their (Cybex) console switches to connect HP,
Sun, Alpha, Irix, IBM and ofcourse a few linuci (linuces? Linuxes?
Linuxen?) to a single keyboard and monitor in our computer room.
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