For those of you who asked.. ;-)

I don’t know about Debian, but I recently installed Ubantu, and I’m rapidly falling in love. This is everything gentoo should have been and wasn’t. 😉 Of course, I’m setting up a web server / mysql engine / smbfs server / mail server. And, of course, I’ve only gotten as far as putting it on the net and enabling ssh..

But, check out this machine:

root@chloe:~# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 15G 246M 14G 2% /
varrun 1007M 100K 1007M 1% /var/run
varlock 1007M 4.0K 1007M 1% /var/lock
udev 1007M 92K 1007M 1% /dev
devshm 1007M 0 1007M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/sdb2 1.7T 129M 1.6T 1% /home
/dev/sda2 46G 591M 43G 2% /usr
/dev/sdb1 235G 306M 223G 1% /var

root@chloe:~# cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal: 2060860 kB
MemFree: 1423404 kB

root@chloe:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 47
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2009.167
cache size : 512 KB
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow pni lahf_lm
bogomips : 4021.77
TLB size : 1024 4K pages
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts fid vid ttp tm stc

Okay, I admit, it’s not the fastest CPU on the market. But still.. 4k bogomips is nothing to sneer at. Although, ironically, Gateway’s lame 1300Mhz Athlon is turning over 2600 bogos.. so maybe bogoMIPS aren’t the best measure of CPU power. Or maybe there’s something else going on.

p.s. it also has a gigabit ethernet interface.

C’mon, someone, drool, already. I know I’m probably running in last place on the ‘who has the most overpowered water-cooled uber-frightening supercomputer’ contest, but 2.1 formatted terabytes.. c’mon, that’s gotta be worth something.. uh.. guys?

2 Responses to “For those of you who asked.. ;-)”

  1. anonymous Says:

    I’ve got a Dual Pentium 200MHz (yes, Pentium Classic) which reports 400 bogomips for each CPU for a total of 800 bogomips.

    That machine will come very close to maxing out a 100megabit connection on reads from a ultra/wide SCSI drive with Samba as reported by Dr. Hardware running on an AMD Sempron 2800+ Windows XP machine (as the client, of course).

    I’ve been meaning to upgrade it to a Gigabit card and seeing how well it can saturate that on reads. I already have a 5-port Gigabit switch which was $15 after a $15 mail-in rebate (and yes, they did send me the check though it took almost 3 months)

  2. anonymous Says:

    Actually it seems that bogomips is often double the CPU speed in Mhz..

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