On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 01:52:18PM +0200, Thimo Neubauer wrote:
> 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
> > http://www.spinnaker.de/sailnet/fock-en.html 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 escher.debian.org :)
> 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...
Sorry for the self-reply but I just organized a SX164 with 533 MHz
together with a monitor! There'll either be a 4G harddisk or a 4G
partition to install woody on.
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