Subject: Re: help me choose a sunblade :)
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From: Michael <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/11/2006 17:11:14
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> OK - I should be able to find PC RAM that fits for free :)
It needs unbuffered ECC modules - bog-standard PC RAM won't work.
> so would the 150MHz CPU gain worth the price difference ? ;)
I doubt it. The 440MHz UltraSPARC-IIi I use now cost me about $40.
> 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 V100/550 when running apache2/squirrelmail or compiling pkgsrc
> things, there is a noticiable speed gain. But those are more than
> 150MHz difference.
Going from 500MHz to 650MHz is still a gain of about 30%, should be
fairly noticable. The question is if it's worth ~150 EUR to you.
> If 100MHz is as visible as on PC machines, then the
> blade 150 is not worth buying (in my case) - except if there are
> "hidden" enhancements such as IDE bus access time, internal cache size
> and such.
Maybe, maybe not. Crucial recommended different memory modules for the
100 and the 150, I think there were more improvements than just a higher
clocked CPU. If these exist they're not really obvious from Sun's specs
> My initial question (maybe wasn't clear ;) was more about the whole
> SB150 vs SB100 rather than specific to 512Mo RAM vs 1Go.
I focused on memory because I thought that's the biggest difference ( in
price at least ).
Hmm, the 150 has 512kB cache, the 100 only 256kB. The rest seems to be
more or less the same.
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