Re: First draft of the LinuxTag-booth

From: Thimo Neubauer (
Date: Mon May 06 2002 - 13:52:18 CEST

On Sun, May 05, 2002 at 08:09:49PM +0200, Roland Rosenfeld wrote:
> On Sun, 05 May 2002, Thimo Neubauer wrote:
> > - the Alpha, because Alphas aren't that well known but deserve
> > it. Actually, Compaq released EV7 and is successfully building
> > fast clusters with them; at least universities may be interested
> If you say "the Alpha", you may think about the one I offered, but you
> should keep in mind, that this is a quite old machine, which takes
> nearly two hours to compile a 2.2 kernel. See
> for more information
> about the machine.
> So if someone has a faster machine, it may be a better demonstration
> object. Nobody should think that Debian on Alpha is slow, only
> because my machine is old...

Well, I've got a faster Alpha but it's serving as :)
I think that the most important thing to show is that an Alpha can be
used just like a i386 with Debian. Maybe someone could collect
SPEC-values for different Alphas. Running banchmarks on LinuxTag would
only make sense if we had very recent machines...

> Maybe we should think about a second i386 machine which can be used to
> demonstrate or explain some questions about a visitor. There are many
> thinks I don't know about Debian but most times I know where to look
> for it. But for this I need Internet access and/or a full featured
> Debian machine. Yes, I know, that such a machine can be misused by
> developers to read the email, but that's a question of booth policy ;-)

Well, with an Alpha and hopefully a loaned Sparc an additional i386
wouldn't hurt. But that should be it.


Thimo Neubauer <>
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