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

Author: Bruce Moreland

Date: 10:20:08 10/22/97

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On October 22, 1997 at 09:55:03, Chris Whittington wrote:

>I expected a few p2 300's. Don't really approve, but their advantage is
>not going to be 3.5 x as with liquid nitrogen cooled alphas, is it ?

Good question.  I have no idea what the difference is between a K6/233
and a PII/300.

I can give you some hard number for Alpha, but not for a 767 mhz Alpha.

With my program, running an Enorex 500 mhz Alpha (1mb cache), it appears
that the Alpha is 1.5x faster than my P6/200.  This is based upon a run
of the LCTI test at 210 seconds per position (98 minutes total).

Running on a Polywell 533 mhz Alpha (2mb cache), mine goes 1.75x faster
than my P6/200, based upon the same test.

I have heard that a K6/233 is faster than a P6/200.

bruce



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