MAE-West is up again (Sun's & Alphas)
Paul A Vixie
paul at vix.com
Sat Jun 1 23:20:42 UTC 1996
Warning: this is irrelevant to the stated charter of NANOG. Hit "D" now.
I mean it. Don't read this. It's not about network operations.
> This not just true for UNIX, a good friend of mine works out at Microsoft
> on the NT development team. He claims they've been seeing similar
> numbers on Alpha and Pentium Pro machines under Windows NT.
My experience differs significantly, but then my P/Pro is 200MHz and my
Alpha is 333MHz. Microsoft probably has older Alphas and newer P/Pro's.
Any of you installing Sun or Intel machines for netnews or shell or file
service or anything else requiring good source code compatibility (barring
32-bit pointer assumptions such as those in the route servers) and large
numbers of computrons are being silly. DEC would loan you an Alpha for a
month to prove you wrong, since they know you won't be able to live without
it and the chance of them having to take it back is small.
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