Subject: Re: HELP!
To: linc <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
Date: 06/21/2001 08:34:46
On June 21, linc wrote:
> OK, I have a Digital AlphaStation 200 4/233. I know this is supposed to
> be a 233mhz alpha machine but why in the hell is it so slow? It has 48
> megs of ram, and is running NetBSD 1.5. I also have an intel P200MMX w/
> 128 ram. Both are running Seti@Home. The P200 is crunching seti packets
> a little more than 2x as fast (under a heavier load to boot). What gives?
Seti@Home isn't a very good benchmark. The Seti@Home folks are of
the "all the world's a PeeCee" mindset and have put huge amounts of
work into optimizing the Intel clients, and comparatively little into
This is YET ANOTHER reason why I abandoned that project some time ago
despite the fact that I think the idea is extremely cool.