Subject: Re: Trouble booting on Multia
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/29/1998 20:16:33
On April 29, Curt Sampson wrote:
> > I mean, obviously it's much faster. Is it fast enough to be "perky"? Is it
> > "ok"? How would it's speed be described?
> I'd describe the AXPpci33 as `slow.' It takes more than 24 hours
> to do a full system build, and even a kernel compile is over an
> hour. For those of us used to Pentiums, this hurts pretty badly.

  And for those of us used to big SPARCs, this hurts even worse.
Pretty much every 21066-based Alpha I've seen has sucked pretty
badly.  That's probably why they're so cheap.  I've got a couple of
older 21064-based Alphas that kick ass.  I'd advise people here to
seek them out and cherish them. :)

                         -Dave McGuire