Subject: Re: why do we do it
To: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
From: Sean Davis <email@example.com>
Date: 08/21/2005 19:45:05
On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 01:29:04AM +0200, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Aug 2005, Jochen Kunz wrote:
> > On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 02:32:35 +0200
> > Erik Bertelsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > I wonder how long time a full NetBSD build takes on the slowest
> > > hardware able to do the build itself :-)
> > I suspect this would be a VAX 11/750: 0.65 MIPS.
> > More common is a MicroVAX II: 0.9 MIPS.
> > There is the even slower VAX 11/730: 0.3 MIPS, but IIRC it is not
> > supported by NetBSD.
> > I leave it to your homework to calculate estimated build times based on
> > the MIPS numbers. ;-)
> I can also tell that on a VAX-8650, it takes a little over a week
> In speed comparision, a VAX-8650 is about 6 VUPS (maybe a bit more), while
> the 11/750 is the same 0.65 VUPS. That would leave us somewhere around 11
> weeks. Now, an 11/750 can't have more than 14 megs of physical memory (or
> something like it), which means it will probably be even worse.
Has anybody written anything to benchmark a machine in VUPS? I'd be
interested to know how many VUPS an Athlon gets, or an Opteron ;)