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From: "freshy98" <freshy98@...>
Subject: Re: what ultrasparc compare likely such Pentium box on desktop performance
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 14:12:21 +0100 (MET)
Just to give my input here...

I run a Ultra 60 dual 450MHz/4MB cache with 1GB of RAM (8*128MB) and two
Seagate Cheetah 18XL 18.2GB drives in RAID0.
The SCSI bus is only 40MB/s and a single drives can do about 33MB/s or a bit
faster (been a while since I last tested that).

The machine runs xorg-x11-6.8.0-r4 with gnome 2.8, xchat 2.4.0, Gaim 1.0.2
and FireFox 1.0 mainly.
Loadings times are well acceptable though gnome-terminal isn't as fast as
loading on my main PC (a AMD XP-M 2400+ @ 2420MHz), but doable.

What I would like to try is using my SUN dual channel scsi controller and
hooking up the two drives to that in RAID0. That should improve speed a lot
too.

Greetz,

freshy98


> On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 06:19:25PM +0800, Zhang Weiwu wrote:
> > Here, again, I wanna be suggested by you experts.
> > 
> > 1) I am a saleman (luckly, I am just technical enough to use gentoo, not
> > any more). My work mostly involve mozilla and openoffice, acroreader
> etc.
> > 2) I have been using an very old notebook I brought several years ago, 
> > thinkpad with Pentium 1G. Later the CPU gets burned, so replaced a 
> > 800MHz. I don't use desktop computer.
> > 
> > I want to have a sparc desktop now. We are using in the company very 
> > complicated web-based database and customer management system, I usually
> > (with my notebook) wait 8 seconds untill one webpage fully loaded, 
> > because each page is too complicated with javascript and lots of forms 
> > and tables. (Network is very fast.) I hate to let my customer wait 8 
> > seconds on the phone untill I could see the customer's record, because 8
> > seconds feels like 80 seconds on the phone, and sometimes I need to go 
> > through 3~5 pages untill I can find a customer record. So mainly, I wish
> > mozilla is multi-threads and my new sparc could make this very 
> > application (mozilla) go faster.
> > 
> > A) is U2 with dual 400Mhz fast enough for me?
> > B) how about U60 with dual CPU?
> A uses an sbus, B pci (64bit)
> A has one GRAPHICS BUS, B has two (if you want to go for dual head)
> 
> I am using B with 755 MB RAM and two CPUs (i thing ~300 mhz but i don't
> know)
> 
> I don't think that Sparc II Systems can compete with well balanced
> P3 and P4 Systems. (maybe dual 480 MHZ)
> 
> But it's cool to have dual CPU and there is one way to boost Sparc
> Systems:
> 
> Get as much memory you can effort and hope everything will get cached in
> Memory, then the Performace is quite good, even for single threaded
> Desktop 
> applications (at least 512 MB, 1GB + would be fine)
> 
> regards klaus
> 
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