One-upsmanship (was: Secret Mac

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Thu Apr 18 01:36:09 2002

On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Tom Uban wrote:

> Then we have to come up with the unity ambit (or whatever we choose)
> machine, just like the VAX 11/780 was the gold standard for a 1 mip
> machine. I'm sure that this part will be the most difficult given the
> broad range of this group's tastes. Something between a Babbage engine
> and an Apple I would be my guess. A good check for the quality of the
> equation would be to verify that the number increases properly with the
> various machines over the years...

I'm thinking good benchmark machines might be either the PDP-1 or IBM 1130
as they bridge the gap in my mind between mainframes and "personal

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