[rescue] Advice on Octanes
Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez
lefa at ucsc.edu
Tue Sep 23 17:13:58 CDT 2003
On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Dave McGuire wrote:
> 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".
I call it perception, I do have an Octane too.... sorry to burst your
bubble. Perception != reality.
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