[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
design CPUs...

Joshua Boyd

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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