ANSWERS: Model 514, how soon? how good?

ANSWERS: Model 514, how soon? how good?

Post by Frederick Tr » Sun, 10 Oct 1993 04:52:03



Thanks to several people who responded to my query. We are still waiting
for our 600MP Model 140->Model 514 upgrade, and I did not get any clear
answers as to exact availability dates. Our VAR indicates mid November.
I did not hear from anyone using a Model 514, so I assume they were not beta
tested outside of Sun, or at least not under nondisclosure.

In any case, the performance ratings are as follows:

Model 512MP:    SPECint92 = 5428 (1)
                SPECfp92  = 6308 (2)

(1) SMCC SPECint92 results are based on enhanced versions of SPARCcompiler
products from SunPro, which include optiimization with a Kuck & Associates
preprocessor.

(2) SMCC SPECfp92 results are based on Apogee compilers by Apogee Software
with Kuck & Associates.

As I had been warned, a model 514 machine (either Sparc10 or 600MP) will
have only *2* available SBus slots, due to the double width cards - ICK!

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1. SPARC 20, model 612 and 514 experiences

I'm looking for people's experiences, good and bad, on the performance
reliability of the model 612 and 514 machines.  What version of the OS
are you using (5.3?  5.4?  what kernel patch, if any?)

Does the performance really match the chart below?  Are people really
seeing 85% of linear scaling on 514's, and 96% on 612's?  How about on
a machine with lots of small interactive jobs, and an occasional
handful of large batch processes?

From a sun blurb (where I plucked the 85% and 96%):

SPARCserver 20 Model Performance Matrix

              | Model  |  Model  |  Model  |  Model  |  Model  | Model  |
              |  50    |   51    |   61    |  502MP  |  612MP  | 514MP  |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPECint_92      69.2      73.6      88.9        -         -         -
SPECfp_92       78.3      84.8      102.8       -         -         -
SPECrate_int92  1628      1731      2092      2833      3903      6034
SPECrate_fp92   1842      1995      2418      2995      4645      6752
Processor MHz   50 MHz    50 MHz    60 MHz    50 MHz    60 MHz    50 MHz
System speed    50 MHz    40 MHz    50 MHz    50 MHz    50MHz     40 MHz
SBus speed      25 MHz    20 MHz    25 MHz    25 MHz    25 MHz    20 MHz
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

2. IBM T20 anyone?

3. Scsi convert 514->512 bit/sectors

4. SoundBlaster PCI-64 Sound card

5. iiyama Vision Master Pro 514/HM204DT

6. Networkcard thinks its a floppydrive

7. 514 byte block i/o buffers in v6?

8. ISO

9. Ports 514 and 1025

10. Disk I/O on Sparc 20/514 just bites

11. 7137-514 RAID Array

12. Patch 101406-01 (enable_sm_wa on 51, 512, 514)

13. NB: Home networking -- router D-Link DI-514 and what to do with it?