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From:Greg Patterson Date:July 7 1999 3:38pm
Subject:Re: ram: 1 gig or 2 ?
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On Wed, 7 Jul 1999, Orlando Andico wrote:

> The new Mindcraft results are out and even on a 256MB, 1 processor box
> Linux gets beaten (badly). It also does not scale well to 4 processors
> when you are I/O bound. So if you have this level of hardware you should
> be looking at Solaris X86 or similar.

Oh hogwash! Have you even bothered to work out the figures of those
Mindcraft results? Linux did not get beaten badly. Those benchmarks are
ludicrously so out of this world. Most of us live in the REAL WORLD and
not some fantasy land with unrealistic figures:

http://cs.alfred.edu/~lansdoct/mstest.html

For Matthew, Linux can live with more than 1gb with patches. I would
question your hardware purchases if you're seriously interested in real
performance. If cost is not that much of a concern, go with a nice Sun box
and stop playing with toy hardware (x86).

> I would recommend FreeBSD but the SMP support is not reputed to be "that
> great" (i.e. equal or subpar to Linux).

The scaling problem in Linux has already been fixed in 2.3.x. Has FreeBSD
fixed theirs yet? I bet not.

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