[clug] IBM announcement

David Collett davico at tpg.com.au
Mon Apr 25 07:42:51 GMT 2005

On Mon, 2005-04-25 at 16:44 +1000, Robert Edwards wrote:
> > Load up a Power5 box.... Let's see....
> > Hmm....
> > You could probably run all of DCS using X terminals off the 4-way, and
> > still have pretty good performance, although they stopped doing the X
> > terminal thing in favour of crappy Intel (And I mean *crappy*, as in,
> > Celery.) desktop machines.
> That's not really fair. Two out of six labs have 1.7GHz Celerons (2.3 years
> old) and the other four labs have 2.6GHz HT P4s. What is so *crappy* about
> that? What other Universities in Oz have Linux labs at all, let alone with
> that sort of fire-power for students? 

Maby I'm overly optimistic, but my guess would be "all of them".
Certainly my uni (USQ) did when I went, and that was 7 years ago now.


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