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Subject: Re: WMCCC - may the best man at getting the fastest hardware win :(

Author: Chris Whittington

Date: 01:16:35 10/22/97

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On October 22, 1997 at 03:47:16, Chris Whittington wrote:

>
>On October 21, 1997 at 18:51:58, Bruce Moreland wrote:
>
>>I'm not writing this in exactly the right place, but I can't continue
>>looking around for the right place, since it took me a half hour to get
>>this one post up, so I can respond to it.  Unfortunately, it was the
>>wrong post, so I had to snip everything.
>>
>>The contention has been made that Bob and I are destroying this event by
>>bringing powerful hardware.
>
>'Destroying' is your exageration.
>
>> More exactly, we are driving away
>>commercial programmers who either can't afford or can't arrange hot
>>machines.
>
>It wasn't asserted that YOU WERE, but that the general action of bring
>super fast machines MAY be.
>
>>
>>The specific example is Hiarcs, but MChess is also mentioned.
>>
>>The supplied hardware at the '95 Paderborn WMCCC was a 120 mhz P5, and
>>Hiarcs and MChess brought 133 mhz P5's.  This is not that big a deal,
>>but the 133 mhz P5 was the best you could get at that time, and the
>>supplied 120 mhz machine didn't have a lot of extras on it.
>
>This is not a big deal by any means. 120 -> 133 is very little.
>
>>
>>At the previous WMCCC, Munich  '93, Hiarcs brought a Sparc of some sort. Note he is an 'amateur' !

When I read this through after posting it, I think it looks like the
statement "note he is an amateur" above was written by Bruce. Actually I
think i wrote it, adding it after the main text body had already been
done. Sorry it appeared at the end of Bruce's indents; it should have
been witht he next text block.

My mistake.

>
>Definitely bad as far as I'm concerned. Obviously an attempt to gain a
>massive advantage.
>
>>and MChess was on a 60mhz P5.
>
>Likewise.
>
>> I have no idea how fast that Sparc was
>>(it is describe only as "very fast" in the ICCAJ), but he won the event.
>> I expect that both of these machines were a lot better than the
>>supplied machines, which were 486/66's.
>
>Certainly true, and very bad.
>

< snipped >

Chris



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