[RC5] dnet processing power?

Bruce Ford ableford at dodo.com.au
Sat Apr 27 22:35:30 EDT 2002


A crude comparison is available at
http://n0cgi.distributed.net/statistics/stats.html.  This puts d.net at
about the 20 TFLOP mark.

All of Dennis' comments regarding the accuracy of this figure apply.

Bruce Ford

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Lubert" <plasmahh at gmx.net>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [RC5] dnet processing power?


> At 20:14 21.04.02 -0700, you wrote:
> >A new computer in Japan is cabable of 35,600 gigaflops, now how would
> >dnet compare to this?
>
> Well, its hard to compare dnet to it. gigaflops means "billions of
FLOATING
> POINT operations per second" but dnetc uses integer arithmetics (like
> bitshifting/rotating for rc5). Another had thing to compare is different
> architecture. On some processors one rc5 cycle might need 200 processor
> cycles, while on another it needs 600 or even more. So one can't really
> calculate the "mips" from rc5 keyrates. rc5 is generally a bad benchmark
> value.



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