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mparsons
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:30 pm    Post subject: newbie sparc question Reply with quote

I could possibly be getting my hands on a "Sun Ultra2 3d Creator, 1x UltraSparc 200Mhz 1MB Cache CPUs, 448MB of ram, 9GB hard drive, NO floppy, CD-Rom, 2 Frame buffers".

Would gentoo run on this? And any equivalen x86 speed? 200mhz ultrasparc is like what? a 586-200? pentium2?

Any help would be appreciated, dont know much about Sun/Sparc.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I've a machine quite similar to that, it's an ultra 2 creator 3d, 2x 300mhz ultrasparcII and gentoo runs fine on it(as a web and database server) :)

for start you can say
ultrasparc II <=> pentium III
1mhz <=> 2mhz

so an ultrasparc II 200mhz whould be equal to a pentium III 400mhz which is quote slow if you plan to use it as a desktop.
(and ultra2 scsi is also damn slow...~20mb/s)

but what does "2 Frame buffers" mean?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it will run fine but the old sun disk interfaces are slooow
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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but what does "2 Frame buffers" mean?


2 graphic cards :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:05 pm    Post subject: sparcs Reply with quote

Hi everybody

I have a slightly different box, it is a ultrasparc10. I recomment not to use the older sparc as a desktop, mine has a limit of ide-nodma so things take their time, anyway, without X it is very stable machine. recommended more as a server
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