Subject: RE: Google news archive
To: None <>
From: Eric Smith <>
List: port-vax
Date: 12/12/2001 15:43:20
>> Sure, but it won't beat the living shit out of a farm of 6000 high-end
>> PCs, or even a few hundred high-end PCs.
> It would as far as I/O bandwidth, but not processing oomph.

Actually, the aggregate I/O bandwidth of 6000 high-end PCs will be MUCH
more than that of a mainframe.

The question here isn't just one of CPU cycles or I/O bandwidth.  There
are various ways to get those.  The question is how do you build a SYSTEM
that has the required resources AND the appropriate architecture to
utilize them effectively.