Subject: Re: ballpark ratio users:cpu for a 86 NetBSD box?
To: George Michaelson <G.Michaelson@cc.uq.oz.au>
From: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
Date: 09/26/1994 22:05:57
On September 27, you wrote:
> Rubbery figures welcome. I guess that a 66Mhz 486 with 32+Mb can handle
> around 40 interactive and a background load of the same net-users. PCI
> Pentium should be more like the bigger boxes. Am I pessimistic?
I'd be shocked and amazed if you got any more than 12-18 people on a
486/66 with 32+mb. They just don't have the I/O for it. As much as I
love NetBSD/i386 (I have two intel machines that I built especially for the
purpos of running NetBSD) the PC is simply not a multi-user platform.
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