[TUHS] tangential unix question: whatever happened to NeWS?

Ed Carp erc at pobox.com
Mon Jan 25 09:50:59 AEST 2021

On 1/24/21, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 01:14:34PM -0800, Jon Steinhart wrote:
>> So I never liked Apollos much.  What I was referring to was Apollo's
>> claim
>> that their token-ring network performed better for large numbers of
>> nodes.
>> And they were correct.  However, they didn't consider the eventually
>> invention of switches that solved the problem.
> The network performance of the cluster of Apollos we had was awful.
> I don't know anything about how you set that up, never liked token rings,
> maybe it is possible to set it up wrong, I dunno.  All I know was network
> performance was awful on the Apollos.

Until you got over 10% utilization or so, then token-ring would blow
the doors off anything else. At least that was our benchmarking

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