[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.
Joshua D. Boyd
rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 13 12:38:55 CDT 2001
So, anyway. Why hasn't anyone ever made a low cost vector machine. Say
one that could be sold for under $5k?
We just need a few people with some money to design a chip that works
decently with only a 33mhz frontside bus, yet manages to perform at least
as fast a P2, and would be safe to put in SMP. I wonder how hard it is to
On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Dave McGuire wrote:
> As much call as there was in the 1970's. Do we still run weather
> predictions? CFD? Do we still do finite element analyses? Of course
> we do. The types of operations that vectorized on the first vector
> machines of the 1960s still vectorize today. And if those operations
> were BEST done on a vector processor back then, then they're STILL
> best done on a vector processor. By their very nature. I can't think
> of a better way to explain it; I hope that's adequate.
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