[RC5] Performance on P-IV

Rolf Stals r.stals at oke.nl
Fri May 11 18:42:32 EDT 2001

The problem with the client development is that most of the d.net staff is
now working for United Devices so they don't have that much time anymore
for development for the client and the proxy's


At 15:40 10-5-01 +0200, you wrote:
>   A Pentium 4 Core is apparently being developed and  we can do nothing
>but wait for it to be finished and included in the core  set.     I can't
>believe that it has taken this  long   R.Booysen Team - Cow Killers   
>----- Original Message -----    From:    Ferry van Steen       To:
>rc5 at lists.distributed.net    Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2001 11:31    AM  
>Subject: [RC5] Performance on P-IV   
>   Hey I've got some sad sad sad statistics. I hope    there is an
>explanation for this because else I have to advise everybody NOT    to buy
>Pentium-IV's because this is sad.....        pure calculative power   
>should increase 350% also... Ding WRONG.       My P-II 400 on Core #2 RG
>Class 6 Win2K with some    services runs 1,128,585,13 according to dnetc
>-benchmark rc5     Class 6 only makes a LOUSY 1,824,190,86 on a freshly   
>installed WinME without any services.       This is only a lousy 161.64%   
>(182419086/112858513*100) increase over a 350% increase of MHz's       To
>give another example   (This runs on linux btw, and the tests I've done   
>the rc5 clients run faster on linux in any case (using the exact same
>hardware    RC5 goes faster under linux than under win)   My AMD Athlon
>1000 (1 GHz) scores a friggin'    absolutely awesome 3,538,971.00 Hahaha a
>1GHz Athlon is almost TWICE as fast    as a stinking P-IV 1400 which has
>400MHz more under ít's belt. This is scary    shit... Hehe Guess I
>shouldn't buy intel... Atleast not until everything is    optimized because
>this is really sad.       Hope somebody can explain this....    
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