[rc5] Re: Supercomputers & Bovine, Q&A
Eric P. Anderson
crusader at mo.net
Mon Aug 4 22:40:04 EDT 1997
On Tue, 5 Aug 1997, Mishari Muqbil wrote:
> 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
I understand that Alphas are slower with RC5 due to the lack of a rotate
left instruction. However, in terms of real world overall system
performance, the Alpha wins hands down.
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