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Subject: Re: WMCCC Hardware

Author: Dave Gomboc

Date: 22:10:58 10/16/97

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On October 04, 1997 at 11:10:11, Chris Whittington wrote:


>People question the fairness because the bloody thing runs at 50,000
>GigaHertz and the only way to get one is to be a student at a university
>computer science department. Now it seems they can be got by anybody
>crazy enough to spend the money. The end-users and opinion makers want
>the WMCCC to be a reasonably fair tournament, so they can believe that
>the winner is the best; but with so many categories of machine available
>this is no longer possible. And we'll all be talking about the winning
>PROGRAM, that's how we consider it; only now we'll have to speak it out
>loud every time: the winning program and hardware combination. Its a
>drag. The nieve won't understand. And so on and so on.
>
>Chris

This is not a uniform platform championship.

You're mentally tough, Chris -- I know you can deal with it. 8^)

I don't see a problem with Bruce bringing a quick machine.  I am sure
that if some of the commercial programmers didn't have hand-coded 80x86
instructions in places than they'd be running on Alphas as well.

Dave Gomboc



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