Subject: Re: Any experince with this alpha?
To: Andrew Gallatin <gallatin@CS.Duke.EDU>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@ux2.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 08/26/1996 19:50:10
> I think I can confirm this -- As I recall, the 3000/300LX is a 125Mhz
> 21064 w/256K of cache. My former employer had a pair of them, and
> they were noticably slower than a 100Mhz Mustang, which has a 21064a
> w/512k cache.
Of course, there are several other categories in which the Mustang
beats the Pelica+ (3000/300LX):
(1) The Pelica+'s 21064 CPU only has 8k on-chip cache, while
the Mustang's 21064A has 16k.
(2) The Pelica+ has only a 12.5MHz TurboChannel, while
the Mustaing has what can more or less be considered
a "normal" PCI implementation. (Hey, everybody remember
how dog-slow the Maxine was? DEC decided to build another
machine like that! 8-)
(3) Both the SCSI and ethernet in the Mustang are
significantly 'smarter' than the ones in the Pelica+
(and other TC-based systems).