[clug] IBM announcement

Robert Edwards Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au
Mon Apr 25 08:39:50 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.
> Dave

Ok, well maybe I was a bit over-zealous (and under-researched) with that
comment. I do know that many Uni's in Oz with Comp. Sci. courses do have
Linux labs. We have had some for at least 7 years now (I operated the
Digital and Microprocessors lab at Dept. of Engineering here at ANU for
many years and it was all Linux from about 1996, from memory).


Bob Edwards.

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