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

Author: Chris Whittington

Date: 11:14:16 10/22/97

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On October 22, 1997 at 14:02:23, Robert Hyatt wrote:

>On October 22, 1997 at 13:11:19, Bruce Moreland wrote:
>
>>On October 22, 1997 at 09:27:59, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>>
>>>I've also asked this before, but no answer.  I'll ask again:  "how fast
>>>is not too fast".  IE what is the maximum allowable mhz you'd want to
>>>see?
>>>Why is a PII/300 not an issue when it is significantly faster than a
>>>K6/233?
>>>why is a 500 (or 766mhz) alpha a problem, when my 500 mhz machine is
>>>probably not even 1.5x the PII/300?
>>>
>>>Again, "how fast is too fast"???
>>
>>To save Chris the trouble, I think he would argue that any machine you
>>bring that is faster than the tournament machine, is too fast.
>>
>>I mentioned a P5/60 vs a 486/66, which was the "fast" machine vs the
>>"standard" machine in 1993, and he said this was unfair, too.
>>
>>bruce
>
>I don't agree, because he said that the P5/133 vs P5/120 was O.K.  and
>that the PII/300 vs the AMD K6/233 was "ok".  But a 500mhz alpha (my
>case)
>vs the AMD is "not ok."  I was looking for quantification of what
>exactly
>"ok" means...

You can have a 'qualification'. Fast alphas are a CLASS ABOVE.

Chris




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