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

Stephen Langasek vorlon at dodds.net
Tue Aug 5 00:15:22 EDT 1997


On Tue, 5 Aug 1997, Michael Burman wrote:

> From: Eric P. Anderson <crusader at mo.net>
> >This is nonsense.  Please show me an x86 chip that can outrun a 600
> >mhz Alpha. 
> 
> Please tell us, how many keys/sec you get with that 600MHz Alpha.

Prove that RC5 cracking is a useful benchmark for determining real world
performance with respect to mainstream applications, and I'll quote you
some numbers..

                          -Steve Langasek
-doink-

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