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Re: UX400S: a decent machine
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 90 09:12 CST
From: Donald H. Mitchell <email@example.com>
. . .
Just to confirm understanding: the Unix box containing the UX board is
not responsible for any of this window stuff. The Unix box hosting the
display is responsible for running the genera program (and thus
generating the FEP window). This distinction is important to people
thinking about putting a UX in a fileserver that they do not want to
spend any CPU cycles hosting the board but want the client Unix box with
the display to shoulder all the burden.
Not quite. The genera program *must* run on the host in which the UX400S
is embedded, though it can use any display running an X server.
The host containing the UX400S is doing more than providing access
to the ethernet interface, it's also interpreting the cold load stream
i/o and mediating access to the disk, so there will always be some
burden on the embedding host.