[rescue] Who is best equipped to define excessive comuting power?

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Wed Oct 22 01:05:17 CDT 2003

On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 01:25:33AM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > > Second, I don't think he ran a web server (meaning serving up HTML
> > > pages to browsers) on a CRAY, but I will certainly defer to Dave to set
> > > the record straight on this point...
> >
> >    James Sharp got Apache built on one of my Crays.  That does not,
> > however, mean I "ran a web server on it".
> >
> >         -Dave
> I would think that a fast CRAY would be one of the few platforms that
> would run PERL at acceptable speeds.  Perhaps from inside a remotely
> displayed GNOME terminal window...

I highly doubt that perl is remotely vectorizable nor FP intensive (if at
all). Crays (as in the XMP/YMP architecture) would be one of the WORST
platforms for perl processing.

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