[rescue] Small servers (was Re: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100)
alaric at metrocast.net
Thu May 8 06:11:01 CDT 2008
Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> One of the best performance charts I have ever seen is in "Programming
> They show a TRS-80 and a DEC Alpha doing the same job, but the TRS-80
> code is better written.
> The DEC is hundreds of times faster... until the problem size increases
> to a point at which the DEC would take 400 years to do what the TRS-80
> does in fifteen minutes.
My first reaction is that the code being run on the Alpha had to have
been frighteningly, perhaps even implausibly, bad to produce that vast
of a throughput difference between hardware so hugely different in speed
and capability while the problem size was still in a range the TRS-80
could handle at all. (And I suspect the problem was very carefully chosen.)
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