Subject: Re: Google news archive
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: port-vax
Date: 12/12/2001 15:58:58
On Wed, Dec 12, 2001 at 03:43:20PM -0800, Eric Smith wrote:

> Actually, the aggregate I/O bandwidth of 6000 high-end PCs will be
> MUCH more than that of a mainframe.

this seems to be up for debate.  :)

> The question here isn't just one of CPU cycles or I/O bandwidth.
> There are various ways to get those.  The question is how do you build
> a SYSTEM that has the required resources AND the appropriate
> architecture to utilize them effectively.

to get back on topic, how do I do this with my VAXen?
how do I cluster my VAXen to say, {serve web pages, deliver mailing
lists} in the most efficient manner?

how many ÁVAX-IIs would it take to equal a single GHz pentiathlon?  in
CPU speed (integer?  floating-point?)  in I/O (bus, disk, memory,


it would be neat to calculate kjoules/VUP for the range of VAXen.

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