[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 13 13:42:40 CDT 2001

On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > So, anyway.  Why hasn't anyone ever made a low cost vector machine.  Say
> > one that could be sold for under $5k?

>   G4.

>   Though, nice as it is, it's hardly in the same league.  Vectors are
> WAY too short to be useful in a supercomputer context.
G4 doesn't count.  To be usefull the "vector" registers really should be
at least 256bit (to hold 4 64bit floats or 8 32bit ints).  Otherwise, you
have to cheat, and cheating takes too much time, unless you are the type
of person who enjoys fiddling bits.

Joshua Boyd

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