An ISP of their own (was RE: [rescue] Being jobless)

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at
Sun Aug 3 19:10:33 CDT 2003

On Sun, 3 Aug 2003 vance at wrote:

> On Sun, 3 Aug 2003, Henry R. Bent wrote:
> > > > I haven't found Mozilla to be too bad (nightly build 2003063013)....
> > > > but then again, I'm running it on an Ultra 60 with a 450MHZ proc and
> > > > a good deal of memory.
> > > >
> > > > It does run slow on the dual SM71 SS20.... although it is still
> > > > usable as long as you do not need to do LOTS of web based work.
> > >
> > > Try it on a machine the speed of an RS/6000 37T.  That's a pretty fast
> > > machine
> >
> > I'm gonna have to call you out on that one.  Anything with a 62.5MHz
> > POWER in it isn't what I'd classify as a "fast machine."
> It *easily* outruns a U1/200 on many things.

eer, that sounds very unlikely (well unless you meant outrunning the Ultra
at being slower that is :) ). The 37T has a measly 60 SpecInt92 and 121
SepcFP92. So it sucks rocks when it comes to integer, when compared to an
ultra 200 which has a specint92 of 332 and a specFP92 of 505. So unless I
am missing something here, I just can not see in what would the RS6K 37T
be faster.

Also POWER and POWER2 are pretty good at floating point performance to
clock rate ratio, however they are pretty sucky at integer thus they are
not the most suitable platforms for web browsing IMHO :)...

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