Subject: RE: Google news archive
To: Eric Smith <>
From: Boatman on the River of Suck <>
List: port-vax
Date: 12/12/2001 19:02:29
On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Eric Smith wrote:

> > I wonder how the TCO for a used SP and a used Mainframe would stack up
> > against 6000 PC's.
> The TCO of a mainframe is going to be less than that of 6000 PCs.  It's
> also going to do less work than 6000 PCs.  Replacing 6000 high-end PC-based
> servers that are all processing heavy workloads is going to take quite
> a few mainframes, probably over 60 (and I'm trying to give the mainframes
> the benefit of the doubt here).

That's not what I asked.  8-)  I asked what the TCO and an SP would
compare like with the TCO of 6 PC's.  I'm pretty sure a z/Series and an SP
could easily stomp the 6000 PC's.

Peace...  Sridhar