Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
To: Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu@××××××.com>
Cc: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] what ultrasparc compare likely such Pentium box on desktop performance
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 15:42:16
In Reply to: [gentoo-sparc] what ultrasparc compare likely such Pentium box on desktop performance by Zhang Weiwu
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On Wed, 1 Dec 2004, Zhang Weiwu wrote:

> Hello. After I get an old U5 box, I decide to replace my desktop computer > with another UltraSparc. My desktop computer is Pentium 1G / 256MB memory / > ATA100 IDE box. > > What UltraSparc (with how many of what CPU) has similiar average desktop > performance as my Pentium box? I usually only browsing around, use openoffice > and gimp a little, vim as editor and doesn't use huge IDE like eclipse. > What's your suggestion?
I like U2 SMP. 2x300 are prety reasonably priced; 2x400 have better performance, but they tend to be overpriced, in my opinion. For browsing, gimp, and vim work they are fine. I don't know about openoffice, because I have never been able to build it. Pure CPU performance: For the mozilla browser, a c++ application with an aggressively parallel build, I expect the build to take from 4 -- 6 hours, depending on CPU speed and other activities. I haven't actually timed it, though, so that guess might be off. I am pretty sure I built it yesterday in 5.5 hours on a U60(2x300MHz) --- performance of U2 is about the same at a much lower price. But don't just blindly follow my lead. If you are lucky, you'll get several different opinions here, and you can pick & choose. This note is being written on a U2-SMP configured thus: 2x400MHz cpu, 1MB memory, 2x18gb 10000rpm disks, Creator graphics (ffb2+) 6x4x16 CDRW uname -a gives this. Linux 2.4.27-sparc-r1 #1 SMP Fri Oct 8 12:31:31 UTC 2004 sparc64 sun4u TI UltraSparc II (BlackBird) GNU/Linux Have fun, - -- Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <fmccor@g.o> Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc) -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.6 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFBreY9Qa6M3+I///cRAq3nAKCj7Yvw3HFSQkqVkRRPp9lTZQuS3QCcDWBR X55s6kBELBHz39hKNeyqwLI= =AXZg -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-sparc@g.o mailing list