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*Smith, David G.
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CAD Benchmarks?

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02-09-1999 02:16 AM
We are finally going to get some new CADD machines in our office (as
usual, not enough to go around though), so I want to reshuffle the
machines that will remain, which are of various ages, configurations,
conditions, and speeds.

Aside from more blatantly obvious considerations, merits, and pitfalls
of these machines, (such as the CPU MHz, cache, RAM, video card, hard
drive, the things that I know about the machines that SHOULD affect
their performance) I am looking for any kind of benchmarking utilities
or other suggestions which might help me assess the more subtle or
hidden aspects, particularly as they relate to AutoCAD performance. I
do, for instance have some machines that are configured quite similarly
in terms of hardware, CMOS settings, software, and such, but that
perform differently on similar tasks, and I would like to be able to
quantify that, and identify the bottlenecks, so that I know which
machines to get rid of, which components to salvage, components I could
swap around, and such.

I look forward to any suggestions,

Dave Smith.
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Message 2 of 5 (98 Views)

Re: CAD Benchmarks?

02-09-1999 03:06 AM in reply to: *Smith, David G.
Don't forget to test your "old" systems for Y2K compatability.
You may end up needing to upgrade some of them.
*Elkins, Daniel R.
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Re: CAD Benchmarks?

02-09-1999 04:14 AM in reply to: *Smith, David G.
I can't say this with any hard evidence or experience, but those new SGI
machines look great.

Dan Elkins

David G. Smith wrote in message <36C0514C.DAA9F821@ncx.com>...
>We are finally going to get some new CADD machines in our office (as
>usual, not enough to go around though), so I want to reshuffle the
>machines that will remain, which are of various ages, configurations,
>conditions, and speeds.
>
>Aside from more blatantly obvious considerations, merits, and pitfalls
>of these machines, (such as the CPU MHz, cache, RAM, video card, hard
>drive, the things that I know about the machines that SHOULD affect
>their performance) I am looking for any kind of benchmarking utilities
>or other suggestions which might help me assess the more subtle or
>hidden aspects, particularly as they relate to AutoCAD performance. I
>do, for instance have some machines that are configured quite similarly
>in terms of hardware, CMOS settings, software, and such, but that
>perform differently on similar tasks, and I would like to be able to
>quantify that, and identify the bottlenecks, so that I know which
>machines to get rid of, which components to salvage, components I could
>swap around, and such.
>
>I look forward to any suggestions,
>
>Dave Smith.
*Smith, David G.
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02-09-1999 05:36 AM in reply to: *Smith, David G.
I'm not too worried about Y2K, I already had checked for Y2K
compliance. Yes, several did fail, however they do support a manual
rollover to the year 2000, after which they are ok. Also, when my
machines log on to the network, I have them set up to automatically sync
their system clock to the server's clock (server is Y2K compliant), the
server in turn automatically sets itself to the national atomic clock on
a regular basis.

Adam Dew wrote:
>
> Don't forget to test your "old" systems for Y2K compatability.
> You may end up needing to upgrade some of them.
*Whitten, Donald
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02-09-1999 11:21 AM in reply to: *Smith, David G.
Those SGI machines are good. My client picked up one up and it runs
rings around what I am using.
hmmmm... maybe I should raise my rates.

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