[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.
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Wed Jun 13 18:51:24 CDT 2001
On June 13, dave at cca.org wrote:
> That wouldn't gain you anything. The performance difference between
> a workstation and a super these days is almost entirely due to the
> memory bandwidth & IO.
*bzzzzt* Thank you for playing.
You've forgotten about the performance of the processor, and the
number of processors. A Cray T932/32 can deliver a sustained 64GFLOPS
of big-testicle 64-bit floating-point power. You point me to a
workstation that can do that, and I'll eat cat food in order to buy
> What surprises me is that we haven't seen a standard RISC chip thrown
> in a box with a Cray-class memory system. (Well, I suppose that's what
> the J90 is, actually...)
...and, well, vector execution units. And multiple processors. And a
crossbar switch for memory access. And multiple I/O processors. And
the fact that the Cray PVP architecture isn't very RISC-like.
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