VUPS measuring utility

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Thu Oct 21 15:32:41 2004

On Thu, 21 Oct 2004, John A. Dundas III wrote:

> Subject: Re: VUPS measuring utility

For pointless hilarity, how about someone with pentium-class
assembly knowledge coding up the Gill Test?

"The Gill Test

    A measure of the arithmetic speed of an automatic
    computer. It is defined as the time in milliseconds required
    for a computer to:

        A + B = C {Store C}
        C + D + E = F {Store F}
        G x H = K {Store K}

    when all access is to the fastest internal storage used in
    the computer in question. For a one-address computer only
    with one constant storage access storage device {such as
    magnetic cores}, a gill is equal to ten times the average
    operation time.

    {Named after Stanley Gill of Cambridge University}

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