On Tue, Mar 07, 2000 at 11:06:10AM +0000, Paul Jakma mentioned:
> > > Although, if i wanted a high-end workstation i'd go for an Onyx2 with
> > > Reality Engine.. :)
> > I'd go for a decent PC, with a GeForce & an AGP 4x motherboard. It's as
> > fast as the Reality Engine, at resolutions over 1172x882 or whatever.
> you really can not be serious there. Reality Engine is the kind of thing
> you can run military flight simulators with... Even the mid-range octane
> still blows any PC+GeForce out of the water for OpenGL.. (but this is
You would be surprised. Though I've not looked lately, two years ago, the
high-end 3D cards Sun were shipping we marketed as "Faster than anything
SGI has", and were £7000. they were twice as fast as a VoodooII in SLI
They just charge outragous prices for them, and hope for the best.
The military may use SGI (cray) machines, but it's not just one card.
They usually have arrays of graphics cards, in custom configurations.
> > David is pointing out a but in 2.0.x and 2.2.x kernels, that caused a
> > crash, and now is fixed, apparently. And you are trying to say "Ah, it's
> > OK, because Linux is fast ?
> i'm saying if you want to go driving down country roads at breakneck
> speed, then you might as well have a light, well handling car.
> your other option is to drive slowly (be careful about limits) and drive
> a nice fat volvo (add tonnes of swap).
Oh right. Well, I'm avoiding metaphors, and saying that currently,
linux's VM system is buggy, and craps out in OOM, which most others don't.
That it's done that for three years, and now they have fixed it.
> But.. BUT... as i've been trying to say all along, if you have a problem
> with a box regularly going OOM then you have a setup problem. FIX that!
And I'm saying that if netscape goes apeshit on me (not something easy to
fix), it shouldn't crash my machine.
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