Yay - new DEC arrival (not *strictly* on topic. Or is it?)

From: John Allain <allain_at_panix.com>
Date: Wed Feb 11 10:25:29 2004

> So run Linux...
> It's not clear if your comparison is right when you look
> at floating point arithmetic, especially vector arithmetic.

The date of passage is more like 2005-2006.
When you consider that the largest compute problems
solved anywhere on earth 30 years ago could be solved
on any old podunk desktop, it gets a little shocking, and
I probably reacted too quickly (and botched the calc.).
Still, it's basically next year. Not clear but not far off either.
A Cray-1 wasn't exactly a CM-1 in terms of architectural oddity.

And agreed Linux Is great and getting more so.

John A.
Received on Wed Feb 11 2004 - 10:25:29 GMT

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