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

Mishari Muqbil mishari at thepentagon.com
Tue Aug 5 10:04:10 EDT 1997


bennett_t1 at popmail.firn.edu wrote:

> 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?

Rc5 Benchmarks.

>
>
> >This is nonsense.  Please show me an x86 chip that can outrun a 600
> >mhz Alpha.
>
> Exactly.
>
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 Rc5 benchmarks are available at http://www.alde.com/speed.html

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