Subject: Re: Alpha stuff for free
To: Andrew Diller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
Date: 09/09/2003 13:25:03
On Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at 01:10 PM, Andrew Diller wrote:
> Wow-- how much did it cost to ship that?
> We got rid of a 4100 a few months ago, and we had to fight with
> someone to take it away. He is going to use it to heat his bathroom :)
> Those were beasts, and compared to more modern alphas, very slow, IMHO.
I think you're talking about a different machine. There's nothing
"slow" about an AS4100. Those machines kick ALL SORTS of ass. Amazing
I/O bandwidth, amazing memory bandwidth...great CPU performance if you
have faster boards (anyone ever see an AS4100 with four 600MHz 21164A
processors with 8MB of cache each? Zoom!).
I have Cray supercomputers here. I know what "fast" is all about.
An AS4100 is fast.
Dave McGuire "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL -Bill Bradford