Subject: Re: HELP!
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List: port-alpha
Date: 06/21/2001 19:13:02
On 21 Jun, linc wrote:

> OK, I have a Digital AlphaStation 200 4/233.  I know this is supposed to
> be a 233mhz alpha machine but why in the hell is it so slow?
1. This machine has a 21064 CPU. The throughput per MHz of that CPU is
lower than of a iP of the same vintage.
2. NetBSD uses gcc. The one and only architecture gcc produces really
efficient code for is i386. Alpha code generated by gcc is absolutely

> It has 48 megs of ram
Too less. 64MB is the minimum to do somthing useful. 128MB is good.
(From my experiencve with NetBSD on an AlphaStation 200 4/166.)