[clug] IBM announcement
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
>> old) and the other four labs have 2.6GHz HT P4s. What is so *crappy*
>> that? What other Universities in Oz have Linux labs at all, let alone
>> 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.
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).
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