[rescue] Sun is purple - not blue....

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 13:44:21 CDT 2009

Jonathan J. M. Katz wrote:
> Sun has its chip design side, and it seems to beat out IBM. Sure, we love
> PowerPC, but I think specfp for specfp the Sun multi-core chips are a
> generation or two better than the POWER4/POWER5, but I haven't looked at
> benchmarks in such a long time I'm really taking a guess.

I was under the impression that Sun's chips were faster under integer 
workloads but not as fast under floating-point workloads.  If memory 
serves, the differences are rather striking.

Peace...  Sridhar

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