RS/6000: SPECS,MIPS,VUPS... ???????

RS/6000: SPECS,MIPS,VUPS... ???????

Post by Tom Boeke » Thu, 14 Dec 1995 04:00:00

I'm still looking for a kind of 'guide' to indicate (in SPECS, MUPS or
whatever) in what way any kind of RS/6000 performs in relation to e.g.
a VAX6520.

Hope someone can help me out!


1. RS/6000 error msgs (Was: Re: RS/6000 survey - will post summary)

[LANG=En_US]  ksh: kjj: 0403-016 Cannot find or open the file.
[LANG=C]      ksh: kjj: cannot open

[LANG=En_US]  0506-764 ln: /tmp: Cannot use this command with a directory.
[LANG=C]      ln : </tmp> directory

 Canonicalizing all the error msgs by assigning them numbers and more
verbose explanations isn't such a bad idea, but it will hardly make
the system usable by secretaries. It does nothing to prevent an
accidental "rm *" or hide the details of the filesystem from the user.
Secretaries will run Motif and shrink-wrapped applications in
which case they will probably never [want to] use Unix shells. And they
shouldn't need to.
 The big gain here will be made by IBM SEs who will now be able to
look up customers' complaints by the error number.

    I haven't heard about IBM shipping *anything* on a Powerstation
yet. You can buy SunOS 4.1 *today* which is B2 certified.
And AT&T is advertising System V/MLS which is B1
certified -- I don't know if it's shipping yet.
    If security is important to you, you sure don't want to go with
a measly C2 rated system.


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2. Implementing "cut" in ksh

3. Fonts for InfoExplorer on RS/6000 (was: Re: Font problems on RS/6000 running X11R5)

4. /dev/rmt/0cbn or /dev/rmt/0mbn?

5. xlf 2.1 under AIX 3.1.5 for RS/6000-540 and SPEC numbers

6. TIN Woes

7. SPEC performance numbers for new RS/6000 models

8. Jumpstart scripts

9. RS/6000 Specs

10. IBM RS/6000 R40 (4 way SMP) Specs?

11. Re. SPARC to RS/6k Re. SPARC to RS-6000

12. Sorry!! RS/6000 instead RS/2000 ;-)

13. RS-422 cluster controllers for RS/6000?