Subject: Re: Re: help me choose a sunblade :)
To: Michael <email@example.com>
From: Joel CARNAT <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/11/2006 22:40:01
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On Sat, Feb 11 2006 - 16:11, Michael wrote:
> > > > to be used as a remote workstation (I mean the machine will be
> > > > headless, serial console and I will connect to it via xdm), what
> > > > is worth :
> > > >=20
> > > > * sunblade 150 / 650 MHz / 1Go RAM
> > > > * sunblade 100 / 500 MHz / 512Mo RAM
> > > >=20
> > > > the machine would be a "standard" workstation - xfce4 or fvwm2 /
> > > > firefox or links / thunderbird or mutt / a bit of gimp / much of
> > > > gqview, rox, album.
> > > >=20
> > > > the blade 150 is more than twice the price the blade 100.
> > > > that's why I'd like to know if the 150Mhz CPU diff and 512Mo of
> > > > more RAM would make a real difference ; especially because I am
> > > > not sure about how CPU acts when the machin is a XDM server.
> > >=20
> > > Since I don't know the price I have no idea what the difference
> > > would be ;)
> > sunblade 150 =3D 390 euros
> > sunblade 100 =3D 150 euros
> > 1 euros being 1.19 US$
> Well, a new, unbuffered 512MB PC133 DIMM with ECC costs about $108 at
> Crucial, prices from other manufacturers probably won't differ much.
OK - I should be able to find PC RAM that fits for free :)
so would the 150MHz CPU gain worth the price difference ? ;)
On peecee, I'm convinced it won't ; but I'm not sure on how well Sun proc
benefits such "tiny" frequency difference. If I compare my U5/333 and V100/=
when running apache2/squirrelmail or compiling pkgsrc things, there is a no=
speed gain. But those are more than 150MHz difference.
If 100MHz is as visible as on PC machines, then the blade 150 is not worth =
(in my case) - except if there are "hidden" enhancements such as IDE bus ac=
internal cache size and such.
My initial question (maybe wasn't clear ;) was more about the whole SB150 v=
rather than specific to 512Mo RAM vs 1Go.
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