[rc5] Re: Supercomputers & Bovine, Q&A

Costin RAIU craiu at usa.net
Sun Aug 3 21:49:27 EDT 1997

Timothy I Mattox wrote:
> To answer a few questions that Costin RAIU asked...
Great info, thanks. About the MasPar client, unfortunately I can't use
(no idle time at all avaible and only 4k procs. -> probably slower than
a Dual Pentium Pro/200
if your calculations are correct - and I think they are)

> A Paragon is a MIMD (Multiple Instruction streams, Multiple Data streams)
> machine.  A Cray T3E is also a MIMD, not a vector machine.  A T3E would
Doest that mean that every processor is running his own piece of
operating system ?

> not perform well on the RC5 since it is based on the DEC Alpha chip, which
> does not have a hardware rotate instruction.
Do you have any ideea why's the PPC 604e client so fast ? (fast << && >>



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