Top 500 trends

Greg Lindahl lindahl at
Wed Nov 27 09:22:20 PST 2002

On Wed, Nov 27, 2002 at 11:47:29AM -0500, Mark Hahn wrote:
> > > If we're going to use metaphors, at least use fair ones.  It has been
> > > years since any of the big iron computers could be compared to quality
> > > PCs in speed or most other useful system dimension as oxen to chickens.
> > 
> > STREAM bandwidth is the main one.
> out of curiosity, do you mean "PCs have improved a lot",
> or "big iron is even faster now"?  

Neither. Try reading what I quoted; if you compare vector cpus vs. PCs
using the STREAM benchmark as your measure of speed...

-- greg

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