> So, Compaq finally went and bought Digital for a fistful of
> Digital was one of the firms that launched the computer
> with their PDP-1 in 1961. The first was sold to Bolt Beranek
> Newman (BBN), who pretty much invented the Internet; the second
> donated to MIT, who pretty much invented the hacker approach to
> programming and life in general.
<excerpt><color><param>0000,00D7,0000</param>Although the prototype
seen by Rumors' sources was not running an operating
system (no current Apple OS supports the 64-bit,
next-generation CPU), a crude benchmark system was configured using
OpenFirmware (details here were sketchy, to protect the identities of
and the Apple/Motorola engineers who rigged the prototype on what
appears to be
an unofficial basis) to compare the system, running a 750Mhz G4 --
referred to as an "801" -- against a 300Mhz PowerPC 750-based PowerMac
Although the system was by no means indicative of how well operating
and software will run on top of the processors, the G4 -- with no
Level 2 cache at
all, vs. the G3 which had 1mb at 300Mhz -- reported numbers as high as
times those of the G3.
Also reported by the sources present at the informal event: there is
low-cost/low-power version of the G4 in early development, to run in
and low-end computers. Its power usage will be similar to that of the
of G3s, and was referred to as the "803."
My puny little 250 mhz G3 did over 800 Kkey/sec on the RC5-64 client.
Seems hard to believe 6400Kkey/sec possible in a year or so.