Date: Tue, 6 Aug 1996 14:31:50 -0400
Reply-To: Dave Hrivnak <DHRIVNAK@EASTMAN.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Dave Hrivnak <DHRIVNAK@EASTMAN.COM>
Organization: Eastman Chemical
Subject: Re: Platform for SAS
> We are trying to find out the ideal platform to run SAS.
> We have narrowed the choice to Unix and NT machines. We currently
> run SAS in a Unix environment. However, we are in the process of
> expanding our computing equipment and we need to evaluate the
> ideal platform to run SAS.......
>Have you considered VMS? I know VAX/Alpha is not in "style" but
we replaced our MIS with a VAX/ALPHA workstation with 120+ plus
processes, 15,000,000 records in an RDB database with several dozen
SAS and fortran processes running and it runs fast and smooth.
I believe the box with about 20 gig of storage ran us about $65,000
with all licenses. DEC makes a great machine for the price and if
you MUST have NT the Alpha will run it.