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To: Keith M Wesolowski <wesolows@...>
From: Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu@...>
Subject: Re: what ultrasparc compare likely such Pentium box on desktop performance
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 18:19:25 +0800
Keith M Wesolowski wrote:
[snip]

>Finally, as always, understand your workload
>before buying.
>
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?

I don't want to buy anything too fast, I always have other better way to 
spend my money:)

And Gary Nichols wrote:

> Ultra1: Well built, cheap on ePay, very quiet.  Excellent in a server 
> capacity, "so-so" in workstation configuration.  Gentoo LOVES these 
> boxes. Decent expandability for a single proc box.
>
> Ultra2: Best built, cheap on ePay, but LOUD.  In a 10x10 office, it 
> gets old.  In a larger room with other boxes, you may not notice.  
> Excellent in a server capacity, also excellent in workstation with 
> 2x300/2M or faster procs.  Hands down the best box Sun ever made. VERY 
> expandable.  Gentoo just zooms on this box.  Excellent SMP operations.
>
> Ultra5: PC-quality case, slow PCI, onboard graphics poor.  Louder than 
> average PC.  Good as a stackable single-use server.  333/2M is best 
> proc for overall, IMO.  Not real expandable.  Gentoo works.
>
> Ultra10: OK case, but the implementation of the "lid" is poor.  Quiet. 
> Crappy IDE/PCI.  Decent as a workstation, ok as a server. Gentoo works.
>
> Ultra30: Built like a tank - Heavy!  Lots of room inside case.  Almost 
> as loud as an U2.  Good as a workstation or server.  Probably tied 
> with the U60 as the second best machine Sun ever made.  Gentoo loves 
> this box.
>
> Ultra60: Solid case - very similar to U30 except that you can have two 
> processors.  Very fast.  Good graphics options.  Loud as U30.  I'm on 
> this box right now - running Gentoo!

> If you really want some excitement in your life, put an e250 under 
> your desk.  ZOOOOOM!  Loud, but very fast and very expandable with 
> procs, memory and storage.  Highly recommended - and Gentoo just rips 
> along.



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