Subject: Re: But why?
To: Rick Kelly <>
From: Larry McVoy <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/24/1996 14:14:13
: >Why do you think the federal government is specing lmbench numbers and
: >other similar benchmarks for the systems that they will purchase?
: Actually, the federal government specs price, support, and maintenance.
: The FAA STARS contract which replaces all the air traffic control
: systems in the US, will be based on Sun SPARC systems running Solaris 2.5.

If you are suggesting that David wasn't telling the truth, you are
misinformed.  We've had two bids through in the last 6 months, both of
which speced lmbench specifically.  Both bids were for the US government.