MAE-West is up again (Sun's & Alphas)

Ed Morin edm at
Sun Jun 2 07:17:09 UTC 1996

On Sat, 1 Jun 1996, Paul A Vixie wrote:

> 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.
> 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.

However, since Pentium processors are CISC and Alphas are RISC, the
difference in clock speed may _still_ yield similar performance since
the Alphas have to execute _more_ instructions to accomplish similar
amounts of "work" (on the average since some tasks are simple and some
more complex).  Don't get me wrong -- we love our Alphas (so far) and
feel it's probably a more stable platform at this point since the Pro's
are still fairly new.

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