"Toy" computers (was Re: Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers)

From: Sridhar the POWERful <vance_at_ikickass.org>
Date: Mon Apr 29 11:42:27 2002

On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, Pat Finnegan wrote:

> > > Today that campus worth of hardware is emulated in the hercules
> > > s360/370/390/ zSeries emulator http://www.conmicro.cx/hercules
> > > running on a PC running linux or winbloZ
> >
> > I do hope Sridhar will take his time to address this. :)
> Well, if not I will. While hercules is WAY cool (I've played with it
> a bit, along with OS/360 since it's "public domain"), it'll never beat
> the real thing. On my shiny new Dual Athlon 1700+ (1.466GHz) (however
> I suspect that hercules is only using one processor to decode/execute
> instructions), I get a Super-Speedy 5MIPS rating at most. While this
> is about 2x as much as my old Athlon 700 system gave, it's nowhere
> near as fast as any modern S/390 or zSeries, and probably not even as
> fast as the S/390 on a card that IBM use to sell with a PS/2 as a
> P/390.

It might be about the same league as a P/390. Certainly not a P/390E, and
nowhere near even the minimum configuration of the oldest S/390.

Peace... Sridhar

"How do you fight such a savage?"
"With heart, faith, and steel.  There can be only one."
	-MacLeod and Ramirez, "Highlander"
Received on Mon Apr 29 2002 - 11:42:27 BST

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