Subject: RE: [ comparison ] - UltraSPARC IIe vs IIi
To: Joel CARNAT <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthew Prazak <email@example.com>
Date: 04/09/2003 11:04:52
I would expect that both CPUs are just fine, but that the IIi will be
a stronger CPU, overall. For example, a 300MHz Ultra 30 workstation
(IIi CPU) has SPEC benchmark scores similar to the 500MHz Sun Blade
100 (IIe CPU) last time I checked.
If your options are the 650MHz IIi vs the 500MHz IIe, then the 650MHz
IIi will be substantially faster with double the cache and faster
clock (Sun marketing materials say 50% better performance, but I
haven't really looked for hard numbers to back this up).
For a decent bit of anecdotal evidence, aceshardware.com runs off a
single 500MHz IIe, if I recall correctly. For general purpose
workloads, disk I/O is more limiting, anyway. Just look at the
responsiveness of those multi-GHz P4 systems--they really aren't that
big of a deal unless you do true CPU-bound work.
Disclaimer: I can't answer your question about the NetBSD support, so
get more information before deciding.
Joel CARNAT writes:
> I'm planning to buy a SunFire V100 and saw there were two kinda proc:
> So here're a few questions :)
> -> Does NetBSD supports both UltraSPARC IIe and IIi ???
> -> According to SUN specs, there are not that different - looks a bit
> like Intel Pentium vs Celeron - is that right ?
> -> Should I absolutely not buy an IIe or are they OK ?
> -> I'm planning to get the N19-UUE1-9S-256EX1
> 0.html) - any "NOOO, DO NOT BUY THIS ONE !!!" before I fill the check in
> Thanks for answers,