Subject: DS5000/240 vs DS5000/125?
To: NetBSD/pmax Discussion List <email@example.com>
From: Paul Mather <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/11/1999 17:12:30
Which would be the better machine to use: a DECstation 5000/240 with
24MB RAM or a DECstation 5000/125 with 128MB RAM? The machine is used
mostly as a WWW and PPP server, and the WWW server doesn't get a lot of
traffic. The machine would almost certainly run headless in its final
I'm thinking the extra RAM would be handy for a larger buffer cache,
causing less disc I/O, swapping, etc. However, the CPU and TC bus is
slower in the 5000/125. (And, I can mount the drives internally in the
5000/125, reducing its overall footprint.)
Any thoughts on which of the two systems I should use? Are there any
other pros and cons I should know about?
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