One-upsmanship (was: Secret Mac

From: John Allain <>
Date: Thu Apr 18 09:37:15 2002

> How about "ambit", which

Keep this as a measure of storage Density (itself important),
and find a more verblike term for calculations, which are a
form of action. Ambit would then be perfect (ambits ~= bits
per cubit or whatever) as a second measure term.

> Then we have to come up with the unity ambit (or whatever we
> choose) machine,

I like 1 calculation per second here, esp for a logarithmic scale,
so as to keep all machines in the positive range. KIPS/KOPS was
a popular measure before MIPS.

John A.
Received on Thu Apr 18 2002 - 09:37:15 BST

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