of writing this (Jan 2003) these machines are the fastest of their kind
able to process 3.3GFLOPS with their dual Alpha 21264. The processors run
at 833MHz and has 4mb of cache each. They are RISC processors so you
probably think 833MHz seems slow. Each machine has dual 100mbit ethernet
and two serial console ports. There are 9 small fans throughout the chassis
which are used to pull air in, through and out.