Athlon vs Pentium III

beowulf at beowulf at
Wed Feb 21 03:54:06 PST 2001

On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Robert G. Brown wrote:

> I'm going to assume that you have SOME sort of ix86 instruction set
> system to work on -- an Athlon or P6-family box.  The things you have to
> determine are whether your application is:
>   memory bound
>   CPU bound
>   disk I/O bound
>   network I/O bound (in its parallel version)
>   cache-size sensitive (tied into memory/cpu bottlenecks, usually)
	Excuse me. If my application is mpi-povray-alike, or it happens
	to be mpi-povray, in what situation i will be? what is my best
	choice in Cost/Performace ratio for now? Dual PentiumIII or
	Single Athlon? thanks in advanced.

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