"Real Computers" (was Re: Trivia Question)

From: Patrick Finnegan <pat_at_purdueriots.com>
Date: Fri Feb 21 23:14:00 2003

On Sat, 22 Feb 2003 vance_at_neurotica.com wrote:

> A Regatta is a real computer. A Dual Athlon XP 1900 isn't. And yes, a
> 520 is a real computer. And so is an S/36.

I know that, my point was that not all of Eric's points are good
differentiators between 'non-real computers' and 'real computers'.

> And a Regatta is more different from a zSeries than you think. Price
> isn't really the applicable issue here. There are z800's which cost
> significantly less than a Regatta.

I know this, from prior discussions with you, and prior knowledge of both
of these machines. But a Regatta is about as close to a z or S/390 you
can get in RS/6000 hardware. My point is it's closer to a z than a PC or
the other machines I've listed.

Purdue Universtiy ITAP/RCS
Information Technology at Purdue
Research Computing and Storage
Received on Fri Feb 21 2003 - 23:14:00 GMT

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