[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000
pat at computer-refuge.org
Fri Apr 30 11:40:34 CDT 2004
On Friday 30 April 2004 11:28, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > Evidently you don't either since you think a 300MHz Sun with low
> > end graphics is as fast as a desktop PC.
> Ahh, the megahertz myth rears its ugly head.
Well, on every benchmark I've tried doing, I've discovered that
Ultrasparc seems to *completely suck* for computationally intensive
tasks. Compared, of course, to an RS/6000 with a POWER processor (or
even a G4 mac).
BTW, what I tested was a single-threaded benchmark on a 1.2GHz
UltraSparc III+ in a Sun F6800. One benchmark put it on par with a
200MHz POWER-3 based RS/6000. I tried both GCC and figuring it was
outputting horrible code, Sun's CC. Sun's compiler wasn't much faster.
Sun is good for I/O but crappy for computing things (quickly). Of
course, desktop applications don't require either.
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