[rescue] SS5 mobo

Kevin Loch kloch at gurunet.net
Wed Mar 3 10:25:30 CST 2004

Janet L. Campbell wrote:
> Don't be silly, even my old 3/60 handily beat that without breaking a
> sweat.  You're off by more than an order of magnitude, take a look at
> STREAM and lmbench statistics.
> Once upon a time I wrote code to do very large vector dot products, and my
> first development system was a SS5/70.  It handily beat 50MB/s in memory
> access rates in real world use with computation done as well.

It's been a long time and I diddn't do any memory specific tests but I 
do remember only ftp transfers maxing out at 2.5-5 Megabytes/sec on a
ss5-110 regardless of the network interface (even with localhost).
Is the OS really that inefficient?

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