Published in PC Week by Emily Berk and Joseph Devlin Click here for list of articles
  September 26, 1988 Another Sun Also Rises Over Unix Developers With Release of Sun 386i
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Developers Find Plenty to Like in Sun's 386i Workstation

 

     
Benchmarks: Sun 3861 Workstation
Function Tested
Benchmark
Product Used
Environment
No. of Concurrent
Tasks
Elapsed Time
(seconds)

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Framework III
Benchmark

Acer 1100:
16MHz system,
MS-DOS 3.2
1

15.11

Sun 386i: 25MHz
system, VP/ix/
DOS 3.3
1

18.61
2

41.99

Vector Zoom,
Re-Draw, and
Rescale

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Generic CADD
Level3
Benchmark

Acer 1100: MS-
DOS 3.2, CGA
mode
1

15.11

Sun 386i: VPix
DOS 3.3,
Hercules mono
1

27.45

Floating Point
Operations

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Lotus 1-2-3
Benchmark

Acer 1100: MS-
DOS 3.2
1

11

Sun 386i: VPix
DOS 3.3
1

12.33
2

24

Execution of
Compiled C

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Slow Distribution
Sort

Acer 1100: MS.
DOS 3.2 - Lattice
C
1
844

Sun 386i: VPix
DOS 3.3 - Lattice
C
1
7.47

Sun 386i:
Unix - Sun C
1

12

Normal Task Mix

Neal Nelson's
Business
Benchmark 1

Compaq 386:
20MHz system,
130M-byte hard
drive
1

10
20

40

Sun 386i: 20MHz
System, 91 M-byte
hard drive
1

10
20

35

32-Bit Integer
Math

Neal Nelson's
Business
Benchmark 6

Compaq 386:
2OMHz system,
130M-byte hard
drive
1

12
20

35

Sun 386i: 20MHz
system, 91 M-byte
hard drive 1
1

12
20

40
Emily Berk and Joseph Devlin are the principals in Armadillo Associates, a computer benchmarking and consulting company with offices in Half Moon Bay California.
 
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