Subject: Re: Alpha stuff for free
To: Andrew Diller <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-alpha
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