Subject: Re: HELP!
To: linc <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <email@example.com>
Date: 06/21/2001 13:17:21
On 993129576 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
>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?
I agree with other posters that seti@home is not a perfect benchmark
for performance, however I should point out that the AlphaStation
200 4/233 is a much older machine than the P200. If you look at
www.spec.org, you'll see that the AS 200 4/233's results for CPU95
were submitted in '95 at the same time as some of the 21164 results.
I think that this suggests that the AS200 4/233 is a '94 machine,
perhaps. But the long and the short of it is that when the 233MHz
21064 CPU was released, it was significantly faster than peecee
technology -- it is just much older than the P200MMX.
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