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

Author: Chris Whittington

Date: 01:39:31 10/23/97

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On October 22, 1997 at 17:53:51, Robert Hyatt wrote:

>On October 22, 1997 at 14:14:16, Chris Whittington wrote:
>
>>
>>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
>
>I'm looking for "quantify" rather than "qualify".  IE, give me a number
>that is the upper bound for acceptable hardware.  IE if the PII/300 is
>ok, then the 500mhz alpha should be ok... they are comparable.
>
>Quantify == give me numbers.  Specific example numbers.  1.5x faster
>than
>K6/233 is ok.  1.3X faster than K6/233 is ok...  Some *number*.

Go grub around in my recent posts. You'll find the numbers were given
BEFORE you asked for them.

If  you want to try and deflect the criticism with red herrings, at
least use herrings that haven't already been netted.

Chris


>Not
>just that
>"alphas are a CLASS ABOVE"...



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