> > Anybody know where I could find an objective price/performance
> > comparison? I'm particularly interested in how SGI stacks up against
> > not only traditional competition like Sun, HP. IBM, etc., but also how
> > they match up with PPro/Pentium II. Any good sources for such info?
> > Thanks very much for any advice!
> Hmmm objective.... okay whats your measure of performance??
> Standardized 3d benchmark tests? (Arguably don't favor sgi)
> Memory bandwidth?
> Cpu int/fp performance/memory perf:
> A different measure of cpu/memory systems:
The company I work for, Gemini Technology, also has an "application"
benchmark which we use for comparisons of hardware at an application
level. Although the baseline numbers for the benchmark are a little
out-of-date (SGI RE2) the comparisons are still valid and demonstrate
relative performance with the same application. The application is
written using OpenGVS which uses OpenGL (or subsets for PRO-1000 and
3DFX) for rendering. Keep in mind that these numbers use the EXACT same
application for all platforms and there may be cases where performance
could be improved (or quality improved without affecting performance) by
optimizing the application or database for a particular hardware
target. These benchmarks are for the end-user who does not necessarily
want to do that and may wish to develop their application on/for
multiple platforms. Check our home page http://www.veryComputer.com/
> Linux is great. http://www.veryComputer.com/~bill PGP-ok
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