[rescue] Advice on Octanes

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Sep 23 15:49:00 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 04:33 PM, Francisco Javier 
Mesa-Martinez wrote:
>> I thought of that, but then, shouldn't the Octanes superior memory bus
>> make it faster than a P3-800 which would at best have a PC133 memory
>> system?
> The memory system of the Octane is on par if not slower than a P3-800, 
> the
> P3 destroys the R10K in raw computation power, hence the Octane can 
> have
> all the memory bw it wants, but since it is running a computationally 
> and
> not data bound process it just can not compete with the P3 in those 
> tasks.

   That's interesting.  Then why is my Octane (a 200MHz R10K) so much 
faster doing PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING than my cow-orker's 650MHz P3?

   I call "bullshit".


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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