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

bennett_t1 at popmail.firn.edu bennett_t1 at popmail.firn.edu
Mon Aug 4 22:05:35 EDT 1997


At 07:53 PM 8/4/97 -0500, you wrote:
>On Mon, 4 Aug 1997, Murray Stokely wrote:
> 
>> It probably would have been easier to point out that his entire
>> argument that RISC is better was pointless especially in this
>> context.  CISC machines such as x86's are outperforming RISC machines
>> such as alphas that run at over twice the clockspeed.

Wha???  Someone slap this person... Benchmarks show RISC chips of lower
clock speed outrunning CISC's of higher clock speed.  That's basic
knowledge.  Where in the nether hell did you dig this fact up?

>This is nonsense.  Please show me an x86 chip that can outrun a 600
>mhz Alpha. 

Exactly.

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